The remedial actions and recommendations in her report was not to target the President, said Madonsela.
She appealed that we stop personalising matters.
She said she “wondered… what President Mandela” would make of this bizarre turn of events, Madonsela told journalists.
Madonsela read from an address she would have made had she been called to the National Assembly.
She added that it saddened her that she had to use the media as a medium to get her message her across.
In what would be her message, Madonsela pointed to upgrades to Zuma’s firepool, which she deemed to be a swimming pool, chicken run and cattle kraal. The issue of the visitors center at Nkandla was not the size or opulence but whether the acquisition of whether it needed to be built as a security measure.
The second issue was if the value of Zuma’s estate increased through the upgrades, she said.
Confusions arose within her report that the Police ministry had to determine if Zuma had to pay any money back.
It rather recommended that this be done through the Treasury and police ministry.