SIU Nkandla report delayed

The SIU says it will no longer be able to meet its deadline at the end of this month.

The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

CAPE TOWN - The release of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU)'s report on Nkandla has hit a snag.

It was hoped the unit's final report would be completed by the end of June but there's been a delay.

R246 million was spent on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home in KwaZulu-Natal, a project which Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said the president had improperly benefitted from.

The SIU says it will no longer be able to meet its deadline at the end of the month and spokesman Boy Ndala has blamed the delay on circumstances which are out of its control.

"The investigating team is still hard at work finalising the report. Until these circumstances or certain processes that we need to finalise are completed, we will not be able to release the report."

Earlier this month the SIU submitted a provisional report to President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma is expected to provide Parliament with a detailed response to the Public Protector's probe on the Nkandla spending after he receives the SIU report.