Treasury recommends that Zuma pay back R7.8 million for Nkandla

National Treasury has found that President Jacob Zuma needs to pay R7.8 million for non security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

In Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela's 'Secure in Comfort' report, she recommended that Zuma pay back the money for these upgrades.

702's Xolani Gwala spoke to EWN senior reporter, Stephen Grootes, as he shares the details of the report.

Earlier this year, the Constitutional Court, found that Zuma and the National Assembly had failed to uphold the Constitution by failing to hold him to account.

Treasury appointed two separate quantity surveying firms to conduct separate probes into Nkandla expenditure.

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