President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has steered clear of the reinvigorated controversy around the R4-million pool at Nkandla, with his spokesperson saying that former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s “Secure in Comfort” report already dealt with the matter.
In a leaked voice note on 9 January, former police minister Nathi Nhleko criticised ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula, who recently claimed that the “fire pool” explanation from the then minister was false.
While addressing ANC members on Sunday, Mbalula confirmed what was previously widely understood to be a lie: that the R4 million amenity in former president Jacob Zuma’s homestead was in fact a swimming pool – not a fire pool.
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