Alex Mitchley
1 minute read
2 Apr 2014
4:01 pm

President submits Nkandla response

Alex Mitchley

President Jacob Zuma has submitted a response to the Parliament in relation to the Nkandla report according to a statement released by the presidency on Wednesday.

Jacob Zuma. Picture: Neil McCartney

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said that in the response submitted to the Speaker of the National Assembly Max Sisulu, the president noted all organisations that have looked into security upgrades at his Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu Natal.

Three state agencies or institutions, namely the Public Protector, the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster of Cabinet and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) have all inquired into the matter.

“The President has decided that he will give a full and proper consideration to all the matters before him and, upon receipt of the SIU report, will provide Parliament with a further report on the decisive executive interventions that he would consider to be appropriate,” Maharaj said.

According to the statement, the president remains concerned about the allegations of maladministration and impropriety around procurement in the Nkandla project, in particular the allegations of cost inflation.