Parliament, Cape Town - Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi on Tuesday insisted the report into alleged misspending at Nkandla remains secret to protect President Jacob Zuma's security.
Nxesi was again pressed on Tuesday to release it to Parliament's public works portfolio committee - even with those parts dealing directly with security excised - but told MPs to be patient.
They should await Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report into security upgrades costing R206 million at Zuma's homestead in the KwaZulu-Natal hamlet, he said.
“It is insensitive to request a document which deals with the security of the head of state. It is as simple as that,” he said.
“So my argument is let's wait for the public protector and the parliamentary processes to take their own course... let's wait for those reports and then once they come, let's deal with those issues.”