Madonsela visits Nkandla

2013-08-12 15:41

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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is visiting President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence today for an all-day in loco inspection to help her with her investigation of the R240 million “security upgrade” to his home.

Madonsela and her team are accompanied by Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and a team of senior officials.

Madonsela had requested that Mapisa-Nqakula accompany her.

The ministry of defence and military veterans said in a statement posted on the presidency’s website this afternoon that it had received a request from Madonsela to visit Zuma’s residence.

“Government wants to re-iterate its commitment to cooperate with the investigation of the Public Protector. We also appreciate that the office of the Public Protector recognises the sensitive nature of the security matters related to the residences of heads of state. The Public Protector and the government have agreed that the necessary care needs to be taken to ensure that security is not compromised while this inspection takes place,” the defence ministry statement said.

Madonsela last month said her report was 99% complete.

The multi-million rand “security upgrades” to Nkandla also included the building of a tuck shop, state-of-the-art soccer fields and tunnels and kraals for cattle.

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