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Presidency sends letters of reprimand to ministers over #Nkandla

The presidency confirms the letters were sent in line with the ConCourt ruling on Nkandla.

A view of the homestead of South African President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla in January 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The presidency says progress is being made to implement the remedial action of the Public Protector, with letters of reprimand already sent to three ministers.

Last month, the Constitutional Court ordered that President Jacob Zuma must comply with the remedial action with regards to the Nkandla case.

The court found that Zuma had breached the Constitution by ignoring the remedial action in terms of paying back some of the money spent on non-security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

The presidency has released a statement saying the payment by President Zuma of a reasonable percentage will be done after the National Treasury has determined the amount.

In the meantime, Zuma has sent letters to reprimand Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, and former Public Works Minister Geoff Doidge.

An inter-departmental committee has also been established to update the 2003 Cabinet policy and to draft clear standards on the security measures that can be taken and the reasonable costs that can be incurred by presidents and deputy presidents.

To read the full statement from the Presidency, click here.

To read the full judgment by the ConCourt on Nkandla, click here.