Answers about security spending at President Jacob Zuma's private home have raised only more questions. Phillip de Wet and Sally Evans report.
These days the ANC's loudest voices are those of populists, racists, opportunists and reactionaries.
Public protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate the development of a R2-billion town in President Jacob Zuma's village of Nkandla, her office said.
Two new road networks worth R582-million have been built in President Jacob Zuma's village in KwaNxamalala, Nkandla - thanks mostly to state funds.
The agriculture department has no plans to donate R800-million to the Nkandla development project, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said.
As the public protector is asked to probe the splurge on Nkandla, one is left wondering what happened to government's ability to self-regulate.
Why is the government so intent on dodging questions about the splurge on 'security' at President Jacob Zuma's rural homestead?
The department of public works says the source of the leak about Nkandla's escalating costs will be found and brought to book.
In Nkandla, among those who live virtually in the shadow of the presidential compound, its status as a national key point is effectively meaningless.
President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead appears to have been declared a national key point and consequently subject to blanket secrecy.
The DA wants a probe into allegations that R203-million of taxpayers money would be used in the revamping of President Zuma's Nkandla homestead.
Tina Joemat-Pettersson wishes to place on record that the report "Department donates 'gift' for Zuma's project" is completely incorrect.
Jacob Zuma has defended the building of a new town near Nkandla, saying it is part of government's strategy to improve the conditions of rural people.
The tide has begun to turn against Zuma with the textbook saga, Nkandla and Lonmin all stacking up against him.
The government has refused to release any information relating to developmental projects in the area near President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla.
A report by Thuli Madonsela into travel expense abuse could put the department of agriculture's queen bee in the firing line.
Cape Town councillor Andile Lili says that South Africa's poor have been failed by officials across the board.
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There are far more questions than answers about the controversial plan to build a R2-billion town up the road from President Zuma's rural homestead.