DA announces upgrade to Helen Zille's house
1 April 2014
The Democratic Alliance is thrilled to announce that the Western Cape Government will pay for a multi-million rand upgrade of Helen Zille's private home in Rosebank, Cape Town.
Following the recent trend of public money being used for upgrades to private residences, Ms Zille is excited to see what this upgrade will do to the value of her family home, which is to be renamed ‘Amandla'.
The initial upgrade is planned for about R20 million, but according to Western Cape Finance Minister, Alan Winde, "everyone knows that these things often run way over budget, so the Western Cape Government has set aside R246 million for inevitable cost overruns".
This project will include many of the latest "security features" to protect Ms Zille. The full details of the upgrade are classified, but the Project Manager for the upgrade, Mr Tell Us Nxesi, is able to confirm that Zille's new home will include a "decontamination Jacuzzi", a "security surveillance theatre", an "underground safety gym", and an "emergency helipad that will also serve as a tennis court".