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2 Apr 2014
12:58 pm

Zuma to respond to Nkandla report – presidency

President Jacob Zuma is set to respond on Wednesday to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on the R246 million upgrades to his Nkandla home, the presidency said.

FILE PICTURE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

“I can confirm the president will comply with the law,” presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj told Sapa.

He was referring to the deadline imposed by Madonsela that Zuma respond to Parliament within 14 days of the release of the damning report, which was tabled on March 19.

Among its findings are that Zuma unduly benefited from the upgrades to his KwaZulu-Natal homestead, and that he should pay back a portion of the money.

It is understood Zuma’s written response will be sent to National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu later on Wednesday.

Speaking during a door-to-door campaign in the Cape Town suburb of Gugulethu last Sunday, Zuma said he had not been told about the upgrades to his Nkandla home, which included a swimming pool, cattle kraal, chicken coop and amphitheatre.

“They did this without telling me… So why should I pay for something I did not ask for?” he reportedly told a local private television station at the time.