Extra week for Nkandla probe

2012-12-07 00:00

THE investigation into the upgrade at President Jacob Zuma’s compound in Nkandla has been extended by a week to produce a quality report, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi said in Durban yesterday.

“I don’t want to rush the investigation because at the end I need to get a quality report so that I know the real issues we have to deal with,” Nxesi said.

He was speaking during a visit to a R10,9 million clinic that is under construction at eShongwe, outside Durban. Nxesi was in KZN for Minmec, a forum where the national minister meets Public Works MECs from the nine provinces.

The department’s probe into the R248 million upgrade at Nkandla has been running parallel to the one carried out by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Nxesi would not share what the preliminary findings were, saying that would pre-empt the investigation.

“When I get that report I will share the outcomes on all the issues that might emerge.”

The minister would not be drawn into commenting on last week’s Sunday Times report that taxpayers’ money was used to pay for renovations to the homes of Zuma’s brother, saying that was a private issue. “We won’t talk about private issues which affect the Zuma family,” he said.

Nxesi said the departmental probe was on security matters and what was done by Public Works in terms of ensuring that there were security arrangements.

• mayibongwe.maqhina@witness

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