Police minister will release Nkandla report tonight
EWN understands that Nkosinathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla is a hefty tome of more than 50 pages.
CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko is expected to release his long-awaited Nkandla report this evening.
It's been announced that he will hold a briefing at 7pm at a venue in Parliament.
Nhleko's report is expected to answer the question of whether or not President Jacob Zuma must repay some of the money spent upgrading his Nkandla home and, if so, how much.
Eyewitness News understands that Nhleko's report on Nkandla is a hefty tome of more than 50 pages.
He's expected to go through it in great detail tonight in a briefing that is to be broadcast live.
The minister was tasked to consider, with input from National Treasury, whether Zuma is liable for public funds spent on non-security features at his private home, and if so, how much he should repay as recommended by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
Last year, Madonsela's Nkandla report found that the president and his family benefitted unduly from the R246 million upgrades at his home.
Zuma has steadfastly maintained his innocence over the Nkandla spending, a scandal that's refused to go away and that's provided ready ammunition to opposition parties.
DA SAYS ZUMA SHOULD PAY BACK AT LEAST R52M
The Democratic Alliance (DA) announced that Zuma should repay at least R52 million of the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.
The party presented a list of what it said were unnecessary expenses that he needed to reimburse government for.
A fire pool, a tuck shop and mood lighting have been listed as some of the expenses the DA believed Zuma should pay for.
The party's Mmusi Maimane said the features had nothing to do with security at the president's private residence.
The president has told Parliament that he will not repay a portion of the R246 million spent on the upgrades, until Nhleko made a determination.
The minister later announced that the briefing had been postponed to Thursday evening.