Nkandla upgrades: How much more money will be spent?
Nathi Nhleko says there is outstanding security work to be done at Nkandla and this will have to be funded.
JOHANNESBURG - Questions are now being raised about how much more taxpayers will have to fork out for security at Nkandla.
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko released his Nkandla report today stating that President Jacob Zuma was not liable for the upgrades at his residence.
"The state president is therefore not liable to pay for any of these security features. The outstanding security related work at Nkandla should be funded and completed expeditiously including the re-evaluation of the current physical security measures."
He says that instead more money will be ploughed into the project as there is outstanding security work to be done and this will have to be funded.
He says security was underestimated and is inadequate.
"The above articulation amplifies a sense of suggested in proprietary on the part of the security experts who conducted the initial and ongoing security evaluation at the private residence."
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi then told journalists at Parliament that he can't say how much it is going to cost.
He was pressed about this at this afternoon's briefing.
"With respect sir you are not answering my question. Do you know how much more money needs to be spent on Nkandla or don't you know?"
Nxesi replied, "We don't know. We will just rely on the police and what they say needs to be reviewed and needs to be done."