Police Minister to release Nkandla Report at 1:30pm today

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko will brief Parliament on his Nkandla report at 1:30pm this afternoon - carried live on 702 and Cape Talk.

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nheko was expected to release his report on the spending debacle, but held off to allow it to be tabled in Parliament first.

The report is expected to say whether President Jacob Zuma must repay some of the money spent upgrading his home in Nkandla and, if so, how much.

Questions the report is expected to answer

  • Is the President liable for public funds spend on non-security features (e.g. a fire pool, a tuck shop, mood lighting, a visitors’ centre, a cattle kraal, a chicken run, an amphitheatre, etc.) at his private home?

  • If he is liable; how much should he repay?

Pay back (some of) the money – Public Protector

Last year Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report found that the president and his family benefitted unjustifiably from the R246 million upgrades at his home.

Madonsela recommended he pay back a portion of the money.

The president, however, told Parliament that he won’t repay a cent until Minister Nhleko released a report making that recommendation.

The Public Protector said in her report that the president should have questioned the scale, costs and affordability of the upgrades.

Keep a lookout for comment on the following features, and whether the president should pay back the costs thereof:

  • Social Node (level terrace)
  • Tuckshop
  • Fire Pool and parking
  • Refuse areas and rubbish compaction unit
  • Sewer pump station and sewer treatment plant
  • Roads
  • Mood lighting
  • Military Clinic
  • 20 residential staff houses and laundry facility
  • Construction of new cattle kraal
  • Kraal vegetation rehabilitation
  • Control room and visitors' lounge
  • Fire truck garage
  • Social Node (feature plants)
  • Retaining wall/amphitheatre
  • Residential arrival (timber pergola over parking)
  • Paving
  • Helipad and landscaping around helipad

The report comments on whether Jacob Zuma must repay some of the money spent upgrading his home.

Posted by 702 on Thursday, May 28, 2015

This article first appeared on 702 : Police Minister to release Nkandla Report at 1:30pm today


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