Phiyega: Nkandla investigations at advanced stage

Riah Phiyega says nine cases against Zuma were reported at various police stations and then consolidated.

The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says an investigation into the R246 million security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home is very "advanced".

Political parties laid criminal charges based on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings that Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the project.

Madonsela recommended that the president pay back a portion of the money spent on the upgrades.

Phiyega says nine cases were reported at various police stations and then consolidated.

"There were nine cases reported at various stations across the country and the investigations are at an advanced stage."


Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's long awaited report on the Nkandla spending debacle could land in Parliament as soon as next week.

Nhleko is expected to say in the report whether Zuma should repay some of the money spent on his private residence, and if so, how much.

While the minister completed his report by the 30 March deadline, the process stalled last month when Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa asked for certain matters to be dealt with.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete told Parliament's Programming Committee that work on Nhleko's report is almost complete.

The report will respond to the findings and recommendations of last year's ad hoc Committee on Nkandla, which opposition parties walked out of.

Zuma told Parliament that he would not repay a portion of the R246 million spent on the upgrades, until Nhleko made a determination.