Ramaphosa prefers home over state house

Johannesburg - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa preferred to live in his own house in Hyde Park, Johannesburg rather than move into a state house, City Press reported on Sunday.

Ramaphosa preferred to use his private home because his family, including his wife Tshepo Motsepe and some of their four children, still live there, his spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa told the newspaper.

Mamoepa said two neighbours with entrances near Ramaphosa's gate had been 'understanding" and "accommodating and relate well with the security detail," according to the report.

As deputy president, Ramaphosa is entitled to use a Victorian-style mansion in Pretoria as his official residence.

Deputy presidents also have the use of the Highstead official residence in Groote Schuur Estate when in Cape Town. There is no official residence in Durban.

Ramaphosa is assigned a comprehensive security detail, which includes permanent guards at his home and installation of a guard house, according to the report.

He moves with a larger convoy of vehicles than ordinary ministers because he has more VIP protection officers.

Eidel Bock 2014-08-17 02:28:53 PM
Does he get compensation to stay in his own house? What about the official residence, is it empty and not used?
Karabo Tshepo Mamabolo 2014-08-17 02:34:28 PM
News 24 Presidential Residence in Durban is Nkandla .
Garrick Dunstan 2014-08-17 02:52:18 PM
Yeah of course he would prefer to stay on his house, he's a capitalist with lots of money, just like Julius Malema
Nhlahla David 2014-08-17 03:10:06 PM
jimzimbo 2014-08-17 03:32:07 PM
There's no place like home....assuming you have one of course.
Liz 2014-08-17 03:46:15 PM
Who gives a s$&t?
Daniel Spengler 2014-08-17 03:50:23 PM
Wasting tax payers money by staying in his own house. There is nothing wrong with the accommodation offered to our deputy president or our president. Certain additional security is needed. Even Nelson Mandela as president needed a security detail. Now the taxpayer has to pay twice because the idea of living in a state owned house for 5 years or so makes Cyril uncomfortable or something.
Rui Obed Muchenga 2014-08-17 03:53:02 PM
Sokhela Sakhile 2014-08-17 04:02:57 PM
Goog choice CEREAL you have lots of money anyway.
Louis van Zyl 2014-08-17 04:26:04 PM
Well done Mr Ramaposa!