Helen Zille chats about the R1trillion nuclear power deal… When a government department issues a bombshell press statement about a nuclear deal the size of the entire South African budget, and no one in the department except the Minister seems to know about it, alarm bells should be ringing. When the same contentious statement is issued verbatim and simultaneously by the Russian nuclear vendor in question, confirming the deal, alarm bells should be ringing. When the Minister then scrambles the following day to release a second statement that suddenly mentions possible future agreements with other countries, and omits the bits … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Jacob Zuma, our President of South Africa, signed a R1trillion nuclear deal with Russia that will make us the third most pursuant nuclear power on the planet. Highly disturbing is that the constitution was broken. How can tender rules not be followed? How can there be no transparency? What example does this set to local municipalities where a few of us have fought hard to stop that kind of secretive, self-serving nonsense? It’s highly dismaying. It’s dictatorial, not democratic. It’s power at all costs and screw the public.'Click here to read full article...'