Police: No major developments in Nkandla probe

Police say General Vinesh Moonoo is still investigating the Nkandla debacle.

FILE: Police say General Vinesh Moonoo is still investigating the Nkandla debacle. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNESBURG - Police say there are no major developments in the investigations against President Jacob Zuma and his role in the Nkandla debacle.

Officials say they are still investigating a series of cases opened against Zuma, following a public protector report that found him to have benefitted unduly from security upgrades to his home.

Earlier today, the Democratic Alliance (DA) claimed it had received fresh sms correspondence from the South African Police Service (SAPS), stating that investigations into their corruption charges would soon commence.

However police say the text message sent to DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane was likely a standard system generated notification.

The police's Solomon Makgale says head of detective services, General Vinesh Moonoo, began investigations into all cases last year.

"We then decided that we should consolidate all these cases and General Moonoo is busy with an investigation. There's nothing that we'd like to share at this point in time, over and above what we have already communicated."

Earlier this week, the DA said Zuma should pay back at least R52 million of the money spent on the Nkandla upgrades.

The opposition presented a list of what it said were unnecessary expenses that Zuma needed to reimburse government for.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is expected to release a report next week determining whether or not Zuma should repay a portion of the money spent on the upgrades.