'Nkandla report release 19 March'

The public protector's office has confirmed Madonsela is ready to make her findings public.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is expected to release her final report on the over R200 million rand upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla residence later this month.

Madonsela has been investigating allegations of improper conduct and maladministration relating to security installations and upgrades at Zuma's KwaZulu-Natal home, amounting to R208 million.

Her office has confirmed she's met with everyone implicated in her report to solicit their comments and is ready to make her findings public.

It's also understood Madonsela has consulted with a task team from the ministerial security cluster to ensure her report did not compromise the president's security before it is released publicly.

Madonsela's spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi says Madonsela will make the announcement on 19 March at 12:30pm.

Last year, government's security group attempted to interdict Madonsela's interim report, citing security concerns.

The court bid was later withdrawn.

The report is expected to shed light on whether or not Zuma personally benefitted from the upgrades.