SIU hands over final Nkandla report

Johannesburg - 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," spokesperson Boy Ndala said.

Zuma submitted a response on the R246m 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.

3 different investigations

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 R246m. It emerged the project included a pool (dubbed a "firepool" by government), an amphitheatre, a cattle kraal, and a chicken run, among others.

Ad hoc committee

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.

Jack "King" Tig 2014-08-21 01:45:59 PM
Zuma = Innocent
Japie JJ du Toit 2014-08-21 01:46:03 PM
Will we ever know the truth - here come the cover up by the yes man.
John Madhiri 2014-08-21 01:47:25 PM
Jacob Zuma he could be a hip hop star
Rocky Bell 2014-08-21 01:47:26 PM
Smoke and mirrors!!
Phil Galpin 2014-08-21 01:47:48 PM
And guess what-it exonerates JZ from any blame whatsoever!
jan.h.beukes.7 2014-08-21 01:48:49 PM
Pay back the money, strip him of his title and Fire him!!!
Xolani Ndimba 2014-08-21 01:51:49 PM
I like the office of the Public Protector under sis' Thuli. She seems to be saying,'I'll discharge my duties with military precision (not SANDF, of course)or get rid of me'. If the govt and the ANC disagree with PP's position, then let's hear their story in Court.
Sthembiso Jali 2014-08-21 01:52:58 PM
I just don't get this, the SIU investigate a thief, collect all the incriminating evidence and take all of that back to the culprit and say boss all the fingers point to you what do you want us to do ? And the culprit will be like hahahahah
Eugene Mashamaite 2014-08-21 01:53:27 PM
SIU compiles a report on the Nkadla issue on Zuma then submits the report back to Zuma.... What's this really coz this investigation was about Zuma nd he now has to look at the report abt him..? Will he fire himself if the report finds him guilty...?
John Stoltz 2014-08-21 01:54:31 PM
Now if I must guess about their final verdict, remembering that they work for JZ, I have no option but to find their boss innocent!! Another good story to tell unsuspecting uninformed citizens of the RSA!!