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SIU hands over final Nkandla report

By Sapa | Aug 21, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 17 ]

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has handed over its final report on Nkandla to President Jacob Zuma, it said on Thursday.

"The SIU wishes to announce that it handed its final report to the presidency late yesterday afternoon, that is, 20 August 2014," spokesman Boy Ndala said in a statement.

Zuma submitted a response on the R246 million upgrades to his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete last week Thursday.

The presidency said he had taken all reports into account.

There were three different investigations into the upgrades, done by the joint standing committee on intelligence, the public protector, and the SIU.

Earlier this year, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found Zuma and his family had unduly benefited from the upgrades and recommended that he repay some of the money.

Zuma declined to respond to Madonsela's report in full within the required fortnight and said instead he would wait for the SIU's findings.

Public spending on security upgrades at his Nkandla homestead have turned into one of the major controversies of the Zuma presidency, as costs escalated to R246 million. It emerged the project included a pool (dubbed a "firepool" by government), an amphitheatre, a cattle kraal, and a chicken run, among others.

On Friday, Madonsela's office said the response handed to Mbete by Zuma did not respond to Madonsela's report.

The presidency and the African National Congress's chief whip Stone Sizani disagreed with Madonsela's statement saying Zuma had responded.

The National Assembly on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to consider Zuma's response.



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SIU is Nkandla itself....dnt wana read the article..makes me puke

Aug 21, 2014 1:32 | 1 replies


The presidency and the African National Congress's chief whip Stone Sizani disagreed with Madonsela's statement saying Zuma had responded xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Stone Sizani must first deal with his corrupt wive

Aug 21, 2014 1:54 | 0 replies


Well then, sounds like a well balanced report.

Aug 21, 2014 1:39 | 1 replies


And you base this on what? The article contains none of the report.

Aug 21, 2014 1:50 | 2 replies


Rise is just pure Tastic!!

Aug 21, 2014 2:46 | 0 replies


forgive the poor soul uncle, he actually has nothing to say that is why he is out of order

Aug 21, 2014 2:51 | 0 replies


Why to Zuma? is he a player and a reffree at the same time? what a waste of mony and time. Zuma thinks we are stupid

Aug 21, 2014 1:56 | 1 replies


Procedurally I think they had to report to him. He is then to "apply his mind" and then report on the report to parliament. Absurd I know, but I think that's the way this useless party set up the investigation mandate.

Aug 21, 2014 2:14 | 0 replies


Is this Nkandla saga a social network handler?

Aug 21, 2014 2:19 | 1 replies
Aug 21, 2014 2:28 | 1 replies


I have noticed that it is every newspaper’s headline and you will hear that the ANC is happy about the Nkandla reports and the DA is parading a vote of no confidence over zuma because of Nkandla and the general public throw insults at each other because of Nkandla. So analysing all the stories of Nkandla can make 1 wonder if it’s something like Instagram, Tweeter or Facebook. What I know is that the public protector has submitted her secure in comfort report which required Zuma to respond and he just appointed his minister as a response. Its now confusing to an extent that we lose its significance and impact it has on our economy with high tax rate.

Aug 21, 2014 3:39 | 0 replies


Ok nothing will happen to him we know, SIU was included to cover his exposed back.

Aug 21, 2014 2:52 | 1 replies
Aug 21, 2014 3:4 | 0 replies


yah we hear you, but where is parliament story? Sowetan???

Aug 21, 2014 3:15 | 0 replies


Well there is a monumental waste of paper. I hope it is recyclable as it needs to become toilet paper as soon as possible

Aug 21, 2014 3:16 | 0 replies


A white wash. Zuma does not like what is contained in the Public Protector's report. Therefore he asks his garden boys in the Security Cluster and now Vas Soni to write reports that will exonerate him. Effectively, this is the third report on the former goatherder's Nkandla resort.

Aug 21, 2014 3:30 | 0 replies



Aug 21, 2014 4:9 | 0 replies