President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home may have a R3.9 million fire-pool, but those in charge of fire safety at the residence failed to install a single fire extinguisher. This is according to a report in the City Press.
Not only were there zero fire extinguishers, but the majority of fire-hoses were not connected to a water supply.
The newspaper states that fire-protection inspectors from the City of uMhlathuze found:
- Not a single fire extinguisher has been installed in any of Nkandla’s buildings
- Only 2 out of 10 fire-hoses were connected to a water supply
- There were only 2 fire hydrants on the property
- There were no fire equipment signs posted anywhere
The report also states that the first time the fire-pool’s firefighting capacity was tested was in February – long after the pool came to the attention of the public.
The full report is available in the City Press of 31 May 2015.