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SIU Nkandla probe yet to begin

SIU’s investigation into the President's R200 million Nkandla homestead has not yet started.

The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News has learnt that the Department of Justice's Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is yet to begin its own probe into the Nkandlagate scandal.

Newspapers at the weekend confirmed that the Public Protector was still waiting for crucial documents from the Department of Public Works to complete her investigation.

The state has spent more than R200 million on security upgrades and consultants to President Jacobs Zuma's homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, using taxpayer's money.

SIU spokesman Boy Ndala said while they have been approached by the Public Works Department, the matter still has to be discussed by other ministers in the security cluster.

Only after the ministers have been consulted can the SIU begin its work.

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi revealed the cost of the upgrades in January.

It is still unclear why ministerial consultations are still underway.

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