Motshekga: Nkandla report to be edited

She says the task team’s report will be edited to protect President Jacob Zuma's saftey.

The latest aerial view of Nkandla taken in August 2013 which was taken by an aerial mapping company using a hi-tech, high-altitude mapping aircraft.

CAPE TOWN - Cabinet's discussions about upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home were strictly limited to the government task team's report, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday.

She also revealed Cabinet decided to make public the government task team's report on the spending at the president's private home in KwaZulu-Natal.

But Motshekga says it will be edited to protect Zuma's safety.

She says Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi made a presentation to Cabinet on Wednesday on the report, which is to be released on Tuesday.

Motshekga says Cabinet did not discuss Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report.

"We did not discuss the public protector's report at all. We didn't have it before us, we didn't discuss it. We also didn't discuss the leaks."

The task team's report has thus far been classified as "top secret".

The announcement comes days after ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe called on Madonsela to release her report as soon as possible.

Motshekga says the ANC's concerns were also not a topic for discussion at the Cabinet meeting.

Madonsela is expected to release her report in January.