Zuma preparing Nkandla response

The Presidency says the response will be submitted as soon as possible.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma is still working on his response to Parliament on security upgrades to his Nkandla home, the Presidency said on Thursday.

Earlier this year, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found Zuma improperly benefitted from the R246 million upgrades to his private KwaZulu-Natal home.

The renovations included an amphitheatre, a chicken run and a swimming pool.

Madonsela recommended Zuma pay back part of the cost.

The Presidency said Zuma is still preparing his report for National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Spokesperson Mac Maharaj says the president will submit the report as soon as possible.

Zuma will however await all the necessary information required to finalise his response.

In June, the president said he would provide Parliament with a comprehensive report within 30 days.

He then controversially declined to respond to the protector's findings in April.

Zuma claimed he was waiting for the Special Investigating Unit to complete its probe into the matter.