PUBLIC Works Minister Thulas Nxesi lashed out at government critics yesterday, saying he did not understand why South Africans moaned about “a few million” spent on security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home while other countries spent billions of rands to secure heads of states.
Nxesi was speaking at a packed Lilian Ngoyi Sports Centre in Port Elizabeth’s Kwazakhele township, where he launched a temporary jobs programme for 200 residents.
The government event – where most of the 2000 people were bused in and given meal vouchers – was turned into an ANC rally, with several high-profile leaders wearing ANC T-shirts, singing party struggle songs and urging people to go and vote for the ANC on Wednesday. – Rochelle de Kock
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