Madonsela will benefit from Nkandla report
Madonsela says there are aspects of the 'top secret' report which will enrich her investigation.
JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Wednesday her own investigation into President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead will benefit from the Department of Public Works' 'top secret' Nkandla report.
While the Public Protector has confirmed she has received the report and said it cannot be declassified.
"I can't really say if we've found anything concrete, but there are certainly aspects of the report that can enrich our investigation," Madonsela said.
The report investigated how government spent over R200 million on the president's KwaZulu-Natal homestead.
There's been much controversy over this with the Public Works Department now adamant that its Minister Thulas Nxesi followed all the right procedures when he classified the report as 'top secret'.
Madonsela said she should be able to provide feedback in about seven to 10 days but told Talk Radio 702 there are some details she would not be able reveal.
"When it comes to the kind of detail, not about money, but about security measures that may compromise the security involved, we will not provide it."
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) still wants Nxesi to explain why he appeared to blame State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele for classifying the Nkandla report saying if he doesn't it will ask Parliament to take action against him.