Nkandla: Madonsela to write to Zuma over Nhleko’s report

The Public Protector claims the report is inaccurate & riddled with innuendos & false accusations.

FILE. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela attends the Nkandla discussion at Wits University in March 2014. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she intends writing to President Jacob Zuma about Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's report on the controversial security upgrades to his Nkandla home.

Madonsela claims the report is riddled with miss- statements, inaccuracies, incomplete information, innuendos and false accusations in relation to her own investigation into the project.

Last year, the Public Protector found the president had unduly benefitted from non-security features installed at his private home, which include a swimming pool, visitor's centre and amphitheatre.

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But Nhleko's report, released this week, cleared Zuma of any financial liability and found that all the features were indeed for security purposes.

Madonsela says the problems with the report are partly due to the fact that the police minister is a member of the executive who serves the president.

"Obviously, if you asked my staff member right now to investigate what I did, you would get a different point of view than if you asked the Auditor General."

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For a full breakdown of Nhleko's Nkandla report _ click here_.

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