Security cluster to release Nkandla report

The state's security cluster will today release a report by the Dept of Public Works on the upgrades.

President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla residence in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNESBURG - The state's security cluster will today release a report by the Department of Public Works into upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence.

But one of the country's largest trade unions, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has already labelled the more than R200 million spent on the upgrades as unjustifiable.

Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim says the scandal is concerning.

"If the leaks are in tandem with the actual report, we will demand accountability from the Department of Public Works and the president himself. There is no justification for spending R200 million on the president's home."

Meanwhile, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says her office is still aiming to release its Nkandla report before the end of January.

She has been conducting her own investigation into the upgrades.