Treasury insists it will meet Nkandla deadline

Treasury must tomorrow present a figure to the ConCourt that President Zuma is required to repay.

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

JOHANNESBURG - National Treasury says it's on track to meet tomorrow's deadline to determine how much money President Jacob Zuma must pay back for his Nkandla home.

At the end of March the Constitutional Court ordered the president to pay back some of the money spent on non-security upgrades to his private home.

It found Zuma had failed to uphold the Constitution by ignoring the Public Protector's recommendations.

National Treasury was given 60 days to determine the amoun t of money Zuma must pay back for the upgrades.

Tomorrow, Treasury is due to present this figure to the Constitutional Court and then Zuma will have 45 days to pay the final amount.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng emphasised that the Public Protector's remedial action is binding and Zuma's compliance is not optional.

R246 million was spent on Nkandla but some reports indicate that Zuma will only pay back a very small percent of that amount.