Over R2bn of taxpayers' money for 'Zumaville' project wasted

Over R2bn of taxpayers' money for 'Zumaville' project wasted

- Years after R2 billion of taxpayer money was set aside to build Zumaville, there's still no news on it

- Jacob Zuma planned to build the town on Nkandla's doorstep but now everyone is washing their hands of the project

- The architects that were involved in the project are currently fighting a legal battle over unpaid fees

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Millions of rands - taxpayers' money - went into building Jacob Zuma's Zumaville but South Africans are still waiting to see it.

R2 billion rand was set aside to make this dream of SA's former president a reality but only R16 million can be accounted for in the IT centre that was built. The plan was to build a town on Nkandla's doorstep.

The South African reports that the architect firms involved with building the massive town are currently involved in a court case over unpaid fees.

Kombani Consulting and Mashabane Rose Associates are no longer involved in the Zumaville project.

In fact, Kombani Consulting seems to have disappeared.

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform spokesperson Linda Page says they have no idea what the costs are regarding Zumaville.

Page added that the department didn't appoint a developer for the town. The master plan has been taken over by RDP housing in Nxamalala.

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It seems that no one knows anything about Zumaville except maybe the man behind it all - Zuma. He isn't saying anything though.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the National Treasury claims the last time they were involved with Zumaville is back in 2014.

The office of Thembinkosi Willies Mchunu, the KwaZulu-Natal Premier, had no comments on the matter.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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