DA demands Hawks explain decision not to investigate Nkandla architect

2016-06-17 14:55
Minenhle Makhanya (File)

Minenhle Makhanya (File)

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Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance on Friday called for the Hawks to give reasons for not investigating Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya.

Makhanya was involved in planning and designing President Jacob Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he had written to Hawks head, General Berning Ntlemeza, to provide reasons for not investigating Makhanya.

Replying to a parliamentary question on Monday, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said the NPA had declined to prosecute three directors general who were facing charges of financial misconduct for allegedly inflating the costs of the R246m upgrade.

"The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation wishes to put on record that there is no investigation against Mr M Makhanya," he said in the reply.

Maimane said all those involved in the alleged abuse of state resources at Nkandla should be brought to book, and that an investigation into Makhanya and his involvement was essential.

"It is unconscionable that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has taken the decision not to investigate what would appear to be prima facie offences of a very serious nature," he said.

Read more on:    da  |  hawks  |  minenhle makhanya  |  jacob zuma  |  mmusi mai­mane  |  nkandla upgrade  |  politics

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