Warren Mabona
1 minute read
28 May 2015
11:29 am

Zuma to know his fate on Nkandla today

Warren Mabona

President Jacob Zuma will know today whether he has to pay back a portion of public money spent on his Nkandla security upgrades project.

A general view of President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla home. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Stringer

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is expected to release the much-awaited report into Nkandla in parliament this evening. The release was postponed by 24 hours on Wednesday night. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and other opposition parties have slammed the postponement.

In her report into Nkandla released early last year, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Zuma and his family derived undue benefit from the R246 million security upgrades at his Nkandla private home. She recommended that Zuma pay back some of the money spent on the project. However, Zuma had repeatedly denied any responsibility for the Nkandla debacle.

The EFF’s quest to hold Zuma accountable to the security upgrades matter saw its MPs being thrown out of parliament on February 12th. This was after the MPs disrupted Zuma while delivering his State of the Nation Address, demanding to know when he would pay back the money.