SIU hands over final Nkandla report

The president submitted his response on the R246 million upgrades to the National Assembly last week.

President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

CAPE TOWN - The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has now handed over its final report on Nkandla to President Jacob Zuma.

Last week, the president submitted his response on the R246 million rand upgrades to his private homestead in KwaZulu-Natal to the National Assembly.

Investigations into the upgrades were launched by the SIU, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence.

The SIU's Boy Ndala says, "This is the end of our investigation but there are however other processes such as the civil claims that we've lost that will be ongoing."

Madonsela earlier this year found that Zuma unduly benefitted from the upgrades and recommended that he repay some of the money spent.

The document recommended the president account to Parliament and pay back part of the total sum.

Parliament will formally consider the findings of the three investigations.

The National Assembly on Tuesday approved an African National Congress (ANC) motion for an ad-hoc committee to deal with the matter.

The multi-party committee must report back to Parliament by 24 October.

The committee will have 11 members - six from the ANC, two from the DA, one from the Economic Freedom Fighters and two representing the other parties.

An earlier committee was disbanded ahead of the May elections.