Madonsela's Nkandla report due soon

The Presidency has until 28 January to comment on the Nkandla report before it’s released.

The Presidency has until 28 January to comment on the Nkandla report before it’s released. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNESBURG - The Presidency has until next week to comment on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

On Thursday, the Public Protector's office said she would release the much-awaited report into the more than R200 million spent on upgrades to the KwaZulu-Natal homestead between 30 January and 7 February.

Madonsela's spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, says the Presidency has received the report and has until 28 January to make comments.

Segalwe says people implicated in the report have been given relevant sections to comment on.

He says Madonsela has already met with the team from the president's security cluster twice, to check that the report does not compromise his security.

Last year, government's security group made attempts to interdict the Public Protector from releasing her interim report on the investigation into the controversial upgrades at Nkandla, citing security concerns.

The court bid was later withdrawn.

The report is expected to shed light on whether or not Zuma personally benefitted excessively from security concerns to upgrades at his Nkandla homestead.