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Let's make a list of all the corruption and unfair deals our government officials are involved in. The South African government are stealing themselves filthy rich while their own brothers and sister die of hunger. Very much the same as what is happening in Zim.

Zuma govt blows R1.5bn on luxuries – DA
Since taking office, President Jacob Zuma’s government has spent a total of R1.5 billion on luxury cars, five-star hotel accommodation, parties, tickets for sports events and “self-congratulatory” advertising, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said today. “It spent approximately R99 million on upgrades to the residences of public officials when the Zuma administration came into office,” the document states. The document says the most wasteful provincial government, “by quite a large margin“, is African National Congress-run KwaZulu-Natal. “It spent R120.5 million on a variety of items, including unnecessary rental space, luxury cars and artwork.” Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu was responsible for the biggest expenditure on cars since April, her department having spent about R7 million on four Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The monitor says the total spent on new vehicles by Zuma’s government now totals R65.8 million. The total spent on parties, conferences and similar events now totalled R209 million, including R300 000 spent on a party by the Tshwane Metro Council to celebrate executive mayor Gwen Ramokgopa’s state of the city address and a gala dinner at the Pretoria city hall. Trade and industry spent R16.7 million, while Eskom spent R12 million on tickets. The total spent on tickets to sporting events was R135.9 million.
http://www.citypress.co.za/Politics/News/Zuma-govt-blows-R15bn-on-luxuries-DA-20100715

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Zuma pals score in V&A Waterfront deal
Cape Town's V&A Waterfront is back in local hands for a cool R9,7-billion, but exactly whose hands? Some of the country's most prominent and controversial businesspeople, through their empowerment stake in Growthpoint and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the government's pension-fund manager, are participants in the deal. The Gupta family, who are close to President Jacob Zuma and are in business with his son, Duduzane Zuma, will now indirectly own about 0,3% of the country's most valuable piece of commercial real estate. That alone is worth R30-million in terms of the valuation put on the Waterfront deal. Lazarus Zim, who was appointed chairperson of Telkom on Thursday, has a smaller slice -- roughly R15-million. Zim is linked to the Guptas in a network of cross-shareholdings and directorships, including a stake in their IT company Sahara and their avowedly pro-government news­paper The New Age. He sat alongside Gupta brothers, Atul and Ajay, in the president's box at the opening of Parliament.
http://mg.co.za/article/2011-02-18-zuma-pals-score-in-va-waterfront-deal/

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Zuma team accused of wasting billions
Cape Town - Government under President Jacob Zuma has "frittered away" nearly R4bn on "self-indulgent purchases" since the start of his administration, the Democratic Alliance claimed on Monday. Briefing the media at the re-launch of her party's Wasteful Expenditure Monitor - now rebranded as the Every Rand Counts Campaign - DA national spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko said her party had identified "wasteful and fruitless expenditure" across seven "key" categories. "Our calculations reveal nearly R4bn misspent on self-indulgent purchases by government members who have chosen to serve themselves rather than the people." But responding to a question, she said the exact figure of R3 828 810,000 was actually the "entire total" spent by government across the seven categories. Hotel stays, cars, entertainment The categories included: advertising; hotel stays and property renovations; vehicles purchased for politicians; entertainment; tickets for sporting events; items of wasteful expenditure identified in financial audits; and "other waste".
http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Zuma-team-accused-of-misspending-billions-20110221

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Zuma trou, so sy moet terug
Tina Joemat-Pettersson, minister van landbou, het inderhaas teen ’n koste van R400 000 teruggevlieg na Suid-Afrika – om te help met pres. Jacob Zuma se troue. Dit blyk uit die finale verslag van adv. Thuli Madonsela, die openbare beskermer, oor Joemat-Pettersson se omstrede sakevlug uit Swede met haar twee kinders en hul oppasser op Nuwejaarsdag 2010. Die vlugte vir haar en twee amptenare het R250 000 gekos en dié van haar kinders en oppasser ’n bykomende R151 000.
http://www.rapport.co.za/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Zuma-trou-so-sy-moet-terug-20121201

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Zuma, Motlanthe rack up R210m in flights
Parliament - Flying President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe to their various engagements since the pair assumed office has cost taxpayers more than R210m, former defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu has revealed.
http://www.fin24.com/Companies/TravelAndLeisure/Sisulu-Zuma-racks-up-R210m-in-flights-20120613

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Zumas nephew in bus tender dispute
Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma's nephew has rejected claims that he used his political influence to win a R300m bus contract in Port Shepstone, the Weekend Argus reported on Sunday. Former taxi owner Mandla Gcaba said he had nothing to do with a contract that went to Ugu Transport, a consortium which is 80% owned by taxi operators and 20 percent owned by smaller bus operators, including Gcaba's company Amandla Emicabango Trading.
http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Zumas-nephew-in-bus-tender-dispute-20121209

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Zuma’s lawyer and the mega tender
President Jacob Zuma's personal lawyer, Michael Hulley, who is also presidential legal adviser, played a major behind-the-scenes role in the controversial awarding of a massive social grants tender, it has emerged. Cash Paymaster Services won the contract, worth R10-billion, from the government's grants management body, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), following an on-and-off process that took years to complete and is now the subject of court action by one of the losing bidders, Absa-owned Allpay.
http://mg.co.za/article/2012-03-09-zumas-man-and-the-mega-tender

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Zuma’s son part of Arcelor BEE deal
ArcelorMittal South Africa has finalised its black economic empowerment (BEE) deal, in a transaction that will include President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, the steelmaker said earlier today. The company would transfer 26% of its shares to black investors that included Mabengela Investments, led by Duduzane Zuma, it said in a statement......
http://www.citypress.co.za/SouthAfrica/Zumas-son-part-of-Arcelor-BEE-deal-20100810

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The Mail and Guardian are compiling a list of business interests of our Greedy State President, Zuma Inc. Here is the list and please report anything you know to the Mail and Guradian at the link provided below.

"Here are the business interests of "Zuma Incorporated" -- of President Jacob Zuma and his women, children and other close relatives -- as far as we could identify them from public sources.

There are likely to be some inaccuracies, many gaps, as well as stories to tell about what exactly these companies do. Have they landed contracts simply on the strength of the Zuma name? Do they do business with the state? There may also be close relatives we have not identified. If you can help complete the picture, please click here to email your responses to the Mail & Guardian.

Jacob Zuma Business interest


Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa