Nkandla: Businesswoman expected in court next week

A Durban businesswoman is accused of fraudulently securing multimillion rand tenders for the Nkandla upgrades.

The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNESBURG - A builder who was involved in the costly upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla estate is expected to appear in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court in about two weeks' time.

Thandeka Nene is accused of fraudulently securing R118 million worth of state tenders.

She will have to answer to allegations that she embellished her qualifications to secure multimillion rand tenders.

The Durban businesswoman was arrested by the Hawks' anti-corruption task team last week and is currently out on R30,000 bail.

Nene, who started her career as a school teacher, is accused of faking her construction qualifications as well as the experience of her company.

The Sunday Independent reported on Sunday that a four-month investigation found her to have allegedly bribed officials to secure business for three of her companies.

She's expected back in court on 12 December.