Govt to respond to Nkandla report

2014-03-19 13:59

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Pretoria - The Presidency declined to comment on Wednesday on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's finding that President Jacob Zuma and his family unduly benefited from upgrades made to his Nkandla homestead.

When contacted, Zuma's spokesperson Mac Maharaj referred all queries to the Government Communications and Information Services.

The GCIS has scheduled a media briefing for 15:00 on Wednesday to respond to Madonsela's report.

Earlier, Madonsela stated that Zuma and his family had benefited from the R246m upgrades.

"It is common cause that in the name of security, government built for the president and his family in his private [home], a visitors centre, cattle kraal and chicken run, swimming pool, and amphitheatre among others," the report titled Secure encompass said.

"The president and his family clearly benefited from this."

The report was released on Wednesday as Madonsela briefed reporters in Pretoria.

- SAPA
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