- Feb 22, 2005
Where the **** is parliaments ethics committee?
Does the man ever pay for anything?Former president Jacob Zuma has to cough up R7.3m to pay back his bond from VBS - or he could lose his Nkandla property.
Court papers filed by VBS Mutual Bank's liquidator, Anoosh Rooplal, showed Zuma had defaulted on the multimillion-rand loan extended to him by the bank in 2016.
Rooplal and VBS are asking the court to grant an order forcing Zuma to pay up, or give an order that will allow VBS to execute on the property - a section of land owned by the Ingonyama Trust named Nxamalala Farm, and on which Nkandla is built.
If you ask me, the real commission of enquiry should be into why the NPA is not prosecuting anyone, and why so many of these cases go nowhere, e.g. the On Point trial of Julius Malema that was struck off the roll years ago merely because a witness was ill.I really don't see the point of commissions such as these. At a stretch, I think of them as "a justice needs to be seen to be done" kind of thing. Govt might as well put all that money into NPA now that sheep is gone.
Do I need a theory? How does that help? Could it be that the Hawks/NPA want an airtight case to minimise suspicions/accusations of political meddling? Do you want them to rush to court with a half cooked case so you can call them incompetent?So what is your theory?
Wowsers. Too much to digest right now. But:Reporters interviewed Malema and he denies everything saying there is no proof.
At 14:57 a reporter calls him the p word. So funny.
As much as I generally agree with you, in this case I disagree and say the answer is obvious to me. It's sort of like an advertising campaign. Fosters awareness. Then, when the hammer does fall, it's not quite the shock and horror to the "masses" that it might have been.I really don't see the point of commissions such as these. At a stretch, I think of them as "a justice needs to be seen to be done" kind of thing. Govt might as well put all that money into NPA now that sheep is gone.