Nkandla: Letters of reprimand sent to ministers

2016-04-22 14:49
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Pretoria – Letters of reprimand have been sent to three high-ranking officials, including two Cabinet ministers and one former Cabinet minister, for their involvement in the Nkandla saga, the Presidency said on Friday.

The officials are Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, former police minister Nathi Mthethwa and former minister of public works and current High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Mr Geoff Doidge.

This comes after the Constitutional Court’s ruling that President Jacob Zuma violated his oath of office by not complying with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action.

An inter-departmental committee has also been established to update the 2003 Cabinet Policy and to draft clear standards on the security measures that can be taken, the reasonable cost that can be incurred by the state and the conditions subject to which current and former presidents and deputy presidents would qualify for such measures, the Presidency said.

Meanwhile, National Treasury is still working on calculating how much Zuma must pay back for the non-security upgrades.

Read more on:    public protector  |  thulas nxesi  |  nathi nhleko  |  geoff doidge  |  thuli madonsela  |  nkandla upgrade

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