Former Police Minister Nathi Nhleko ranks incumbent ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula as the worst to hold the position in the history of the organisation.
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Former police minister Nathi Nhleko has insisted that the justification for the irregular spending of public funds on a swimming pool at former president Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead as a security feature stands, despite ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula admitting to it being a lie.
In a voicenote circulated on Tuesday, Nhleko said his 2014 claim that the R4-million pool was a “fire pool” aimed at securing the home of the then president was backed up by facts.
This despite Mbalula telling supporters in Mpumalanga on Sunday that Nhleko had lied to Parliament in defence of Zuma.
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