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Nkandla: Zuma deadline extended

Madonsela’s office is tight-lipped about who requested an extension to finalise Zuma’s response.

The upgraded Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, which allegedly cost more than R200 million to upgrade. Picture: City Press.
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JOHANNESBURG – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office is keeping mum about who made a request for another extension to finalise President Jacob Zuma’s response to the provisional report on upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

However, there have been reports that the request came from the president himself.

The Public Protector has been investigating upgrades at Zuma's KwaZulu-Natal home, amounting to R208 million.

Madonsela has confirmed that her office did receive a request for the extension but will not speak any further on who the request came from.

Her spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi says the Public Protector granted the extension and the last input is expected this Friday. 

“There was a request for further extension and the Public Protector granted it. The last input is expected on 14 February and the date for the release of the final report will be announced shortly thereafter.”

Questions have been asked about the postponement, with allegations the ruling party is deliberately stalling because of the upcoming elections on 7 May this year.   

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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