14/07/2011. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela briefs the media on her investigation into complaints and allegations of maladministration, improper and unlawful conduct by the Department of Public Works and the South African Police Service relating to the lease of office accommodation in Durban. Picture: Masi Losi


Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will announce the release date of her final report on the R206 million upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's homestead at Nkandla, in KwaZulu-Natal, next month, her office said on Friday.

On Thursday, Madonsela agreed to extend the deadline for responses at the request of one of the parties, spokeswoman Kgalalelo Masibi said in a statement.

“The rest of the parties are requested to stick to the initial return dates in order to avoid further delays.”

The report release date was expected to be announced around February 9. - Sapa