President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has lambasted his father’s critics who have called for a “proof of Nkandla payment”.
According to reports‚ Edward Zuma penned an open letter on Thursday‚ which also blamed the media for using his dad’s name for “lucrative” reasons.
He wrote that‚ under normal circumstances‚ the payment would have “heralded the full and final end to the matter”.
“When President Zuma paid the R7.8m amount relating to the non-security upgrades‚ true to form‚ the Nkandla matter received a new currency‚ instead of being received and perceived as a fossil that it is objectively‚” Edward Zuma said.
“Under normal circumstances‚ the payment would have heralded the full and final end to the matter as a lucrative media source.”
Following National Treasury’s announcement that Zuma had paid the amount stipulated‚ Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane was said it was important for Zuma to provide proof to the National Assembly that he personally paid the outstanding amount‚ and that claims that he had received a loan from the VBS Mutual Bank were not a front.
“Others escalated their desperation to demanding proof of payment to be made available publicly. This is the kind of poor mental application and selective moral righteousness visited upon our country‚” Edward said.
He added that commercial media headlines have become a “cardinal path which drives and hegemonises all conversations of the socio-economic life of South Africa”.
“What defies logic is the fact that citizens have allowed themselves to collapse under the weight of media collusion; making them pliable fodders for what in any credible thought is brave-faced propaganda.”
– TMG Digital