Nkandla: special investigating unit puts final touches to report

2014-08-11 16:24

The Special Investigating Unit is confident it will present its final report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home early next week.

“It (the unit) has now received responses from all persons from whom it had requested answers to certain questions it had posed to them,” said the unit’s spokesperson Boy Ndala today.

“As a result it is finalising its report.”

The report would be presented to Zuma.

Public spending on security upgrades at Zuma’s private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal have turned into one of the major controversies of the Zuma presidency. Costs escalated to R246 million and it emerged that the project included a pool (which the government had called a “fire pool” and said it was in case one of the compound’s thatched roofs caught fire and needed water), an amphitheatre and a chicken run.

In March, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Zuma and his family had unduly benefited from the upgrades and he should pay for some of it out of his own pocket.

Zuma declined to respond in full to Madonsela’s report and said instead he would wait for the Special Investigating Unit’s findings.

On July 5, the ANC chief whip’s office said Zuma had received the unit’s provisional report and would provide National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete with a final and comprehensive response within 30 days. The president missed the 30-day deadline. At the time the presidency said Zuma needed more information before responding to findings about his home.

Ndala said the Special Investigating Unit had today lodged in the Pietermaritzburg High Court a civil claim against one of the service providers involved in security upgrades.

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