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Nxesi, Nhleko to account for Nkandla spending

The ministers will today answer questions after an in-loco inspection of Zuma’s KZN home last week.

FILE: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko & Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - The Ministers of the Police and Public Works will answer questions in Parliament today about the public money spent on Nkandla.

Last week, a Parliamentary ad-hoc committee conducted an in-loco inspection of President Jacob Zuma's homestead in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

Members of Parliament (MPs) across the political spectrum agreed the cost of the project to secure Zuma's estate was inflated and were shocked to find evidence of shoddy workmanship.

In her report released last year, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found Zuma unduly benefited from the non-security features, which formed part of the R246 million project.

This will be the second time in just over a week that Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko answers questions about the scandal.

One of the major issues he will have to address is a letter that appears to show Zuma instructed police officers off his property so that he could expand his household back in 2009.

The letter went on to say that to accommodate the needs of those officers, additional bachelor flats had to be added to a needs assessment document.

The letter is seen to confirm a link between Zuma and the 21 houses that were built for security personnel on the outskirts of the President's homestead.

The development, which the African National Congress has sought to separate from the Nkandla security bill, formed part of a R135 million project.

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will also have to answer questions about the inflated cost of the entire project.

[WATCH] _Inside Nkandla: Government has finally opened the gates of Nkandla and allowed the media to inspect the president's homestead. _