Treasury finds Zuma must pay back R7.8m for Nkandla. Corruption Watch reacts...

Where is the president going to get the money from? Uhm… Uhm… Where do rich people live? Saxonwold?

Stephen Grootes

It’s not only about Nkandla. Cars for his wives, new aeroplanes for his comfort, friendship with the Guptas… – many people believe this is a President who plundered public resources. So, they're not going to be satisfied with it.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Stephen Grootes, EWN Reporter and Presenter of the Midday Report.

Grootes discussed National Treasury informing the Constitutional Court that it believes the amount of money that President Jacob Zuma should pay back for the upgrades to his Nkandla home amounts to just over R7.8 million.

Whitfield also asked Corruption Watch Executive Director David Lewis for his reaction.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Thuli Madonsela’s report on Nkandla is about as long as the National Development Plan.

Stephen Grootes

Treasury has taken the cost of the visitors’ centre away.

Stephen Grootes

At the time many people thought the Public Protector was being kind.

Stephen Grootes

We remember Schabir Shaik paid a lot of the President’s expenses. He did not come into the presidency with huge amounts of money.

Stephen Grootes

The president has 45 workdays to pay.

Stephen Grootes

It’s more or less the outcome I expected.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

Treasury should not be blamed for the conclusions they reached.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

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