Mbete yet to receive Nhleko's Nkandla report

The Police Minister's report might state whether Zuma should repay some of the money spent on Nkandla.

FILE: Speaker Baleka Mbete. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's office said she has yet to receive Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's report on the Nkandla spending debacle.

Almost two weeks ago, Mbete told Parliament's Programming Committee, the work of the executive was "99 percent" done and the report would be ready within days.

Nhleko's report is expected to state whether President Jacob Zuma should repay some of the money spent on his Nkandla residence, and if so, how much.

Nhleko had completed his report before the 30 March deadline.

But its release has been stalled to ensure all the recommendations of a previous ad hoc committee are addressed.

That committee had been established to consider Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report.

She found the president had unduly benefitted from the R246 million upgrades to his private home and recommended he pay back a portion of the money.

Mbete said a second ad hoc committee will be formed to consider Nhleko's report once it's tabled.

Despite coming under fire from Members in Parliament (MPs), Zuma said he won't pay back the money until Nhleko tells him to.