SIU: Nkandla papers handed to lawyers

2014-05-29 11:04
Nkandla. (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

Nkandla. (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Documents for a possible civil claim relating to upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal have been handed over to lawyers, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) said on Thursday.

"...The unit can reveal that disciplinary files have been handed over to the department of public works.

"Documents in support of possible civil claims have been made available to our counsel," SIU spokesperson Boy Ndala said in an e-mail to Sapa.

"The SIU is still hopeful that its report to the president will be finalised in June."

Ndala stressed that the SIU's investigation into the Nkandla saga was confidential.

"We do not make public our findings, whether these are of a final or interim nature," he said, reacting to a report in The Times that 10 department employees were cited in the SIU's preliminary findings report.

Public protector’s report

According to the report the department's employees and contractors were to blame as they inflated prices, The Times reported.

Details of the SIU investigation were contained in correspondence from public works director general Mziwonke Dlabantu to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Madonsela, in her own report, found Zuma and his family unduly benefited from R246m security upgrades to his private Nkandla homestead. These included a swimming pool, a cattle kraal, and an amphitheatre. She recommended, among other things, that he pay back a portion of the money.

Zuma has said previously he would await the outcome of SIU probe before responding to the matter.

In mid-May, government said a security cluster of ministers would approach a high court for a judicial review of Madonsela's report.

At the time, spokesperson Phumla Williams said the cluster believed Madonsela's report lacked clarity in some areas, and her findings were "irrational, contradictory and... informed by material errors of law".
- SAPA
Read more on:    siu  |  jacob zuma  |  thuli madonsela  |  nkandla upgrade
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
65 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Paarl

Houses R 1 725 000

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Paarl

Houses R 1 725 000

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

Petrol generators from R1399, save up to R350. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

This week only - 30% off books!

Get 30% off when you buy 2 or more books. Many titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

New range of Samsung smartphones!

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and Alpha now available at kalahari.com. while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 eBooks & only pay for 2!

The cheapest of the 3 titles will be free. Many more titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are very people sensitive today and there is a tendency to put too much energy on service and outer obligations. The balance...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.