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Sat Aug 30 08:16:39 SAST 2014

Since when is R238m 'frivolous'? iLIVE

S Miles, by e-mail | 09 November, 2012 00:05
President Jacob Zuma's home in KwaNxamalala, Nkandla, in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Nkandla debate is certainly not frivolous to the taxpayers who must pay for the expansion of Jacob Zuma's private residence.

When a man marries, he is expected to support his wife, financially as well as in spirit. If his finances do not support his lifestyle, his wife may provide financial support. The family home should be paid for by the man, possibly with the help of his wife.

In Zuma's case, any visitors he may receive as part of his job are catered for by the state, in presidential guest houses - his job should be separate from his family life.

Should the man desire to have bunkers attached to the house, that should be his personal expense. He is already provided with security detail by the state.

There is a possibility Zuma may not be re-elected as president. What then? Will he pay taxes on the house?

Given the mess various ministers have made of their portfolios, Zuma would have been wiser to reserve the R238-million spent on his home to help citizens in need.

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