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SA awaits Nkandla report with bated breath

The Police Minister was scheduled to release the report on Wednesday, but the briefing was postponed.

FILE: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is on Thursday evening expected to give a comprehensive response to the recommendations of Parliament's Nkandla the ad hoc committee. Picture: City Press

CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is on Thursday evening expected to give a comprehensive response to the recommendations of Parliament's Nkandla ad hoc committee.

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko was scheduled to release the report on Wednesday night in a live broadcast, but the briefing was postponed at the last minute.

Nhleko was forced to put the brakes on plans to release his Nkandla report and follow Parliamentary procedure.

The committee considered reports by a ministerial task team, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the Special Investigating Unit and last year cleared Zuma of any wrongdoing.

Only African National Congress (ANC) members sat on the committee after an opposition walkout.

It dismissed Madonsela's finding that Zuma unduly benefitted from non-security features installed at his home such as the fire pool and cattle kraal, saying she was not a security expert and could only make recommendations.

Nhleko is expected to answer the question whether Zuma owes anything for Nkandla and if so, how much.

In the National Assembly on Wednesday, Zuma taunted opposition parties for spending a year discussing the house of one man.

"You know, some people who could not pronounce Nkandla have now learned, N-kand-la, N-kand-la, N-kand-la."

Despite Zuma's bravado and whatever Nhleko's report contains, it's clear the government wants to put a lid on the Nkandla spending scandal once and for all.

WATCH: "Yerrr!" Zuma lashes out at opposition

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