Madonsela and Nhleko’s reports in contradiction

Madonsela found that Zuma and his immediate family benefited unduly, Nhleko found otherwise.

FILE:  President Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Last year Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her 450-page Nkandla report titled 'secure in comfort'.

It delivered dramatically different findings of those presented by Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko earlier today.

"I'm requesting the president to pay a reasonable percentage of the cost of the measures as determined with the assistance of National Treasury," said Madonsela.

She took hours to present her Nkandla report but her findings were crystal clear.

She concluded that Jacob Zuma and his immediate family benefited unduly from upgrades that had nothing to do with security.

She also criticised the president violating the executive ethics code.

"I believe the president should have ideally asked questions regarding the scale, cost, and affordability of the Nkandla project."

Madonsela report contains phrases like "opulence at a grand scale" and "license to loot", and calls for action to be taken against minister, the police and various departments.

A look at the differences between the Nkandla reports released by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.