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Nkandla back in the news

KwaZulu-Natal - President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home will return to the spotlight on Sunday morning with a briefing on a government report.

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi together with ministers of the justice, crime prevention and security cluster will brief media in Pretoria on the Nkandla Task Team Report.

President Jacob Zuma's homestead at KwaNxamalala, Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu. Credit: INLSA

The task team was appointed after the costs of Zuma's residential complex caused a media outcry last year. The matter was also raised in Parliament.

Media reports have stated that the costs of the Nkandla complex were well over R200 million.

It is still not clear how much of the costs have been paid by President Zuma and how much by the taxpayer. The Public Works Department has described work done on the complex as a “security upgrade'. - Sapa

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