Zuma: Offering to #PayBackTheMoney is not an admission of guilt

President Jacob Zuma insists he never said he would not pay for some of the Nkandla upgrades.

A screengrab of President Jacob Zuma during The New Age Business Briefing at Grand West Casino in Cape Town on 12 February 2016.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma says a perception has been created that he never intended to pay back money spent on upgrading his Nkandla home because the issue has been politicised.

Zuma was speaking at a breakfast briefing in Cape Town, hosted by The New Age and South African Broadcasting Corporation this morning.

The Nkandla saga was argued in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) took legal action against the president for failing to implement the Public Protector's remedial action.

Thuli Madonsela found Zuma benefited unduly from non-security features which formed part of the R246 million project.

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Zuma insists he never said he would not pay for some of the Nkandla upgrades.

The problem, he says is there was no determination on how much he owed.

"Have I ever said I am not going to pay? In a formal setting, never. Again it's politicising. The very fact that those who put the case did not say, well if that's the case we can't go to court."

The Nkandla issue has provided political ammunition to opposition parties.

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko tabled a report in Parliament last year absolving the president of any financial liability.

Zuma says offering to pay is not an admission of guilt, nor does it mean the minister got it wrong.

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To read the Public Protector's full report on spending at Nkandla, click here.

To read the letter from the Constitutional Court, click here.