'It doesn't matter where Zuma gets the money to settle Nkandla bill'

Cosatu’s president S’dumo Dlamini says it’s up to the president on whether he wants assistance or not.

S’dumo Dlamini. Picture: Official Cosatu Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - While the Constitutional Court has accepted Treasury's determination of how much President Jacob Zuma should pay for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) president S'dumo Dlamini says it shouldn't matter where the president gets money to settle the bill.

Yesterday, Treasury recommended Zuma repay R7.8 million for non-security upgrades to his Nkandla home.

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal called on party members to mobilise and help President Zuma repay some of the money spent on security upgrades to his Nkandla home.

LISTEN: ANC in KZN asks members to help Zuma pay back R7.8m for Nkandla upgrades

But Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane is against this - he believes Zuma should pay personally without any assistance.

Maimane says, "This is the culture that supports people who work in impunity."

However, Cosatu's president says it's up to the president on whether he wants assistance or not.

"People should settle with the fact that he would have paid the money."

He also says the issue of Nkandla has not only hurt the ANC but society at large and hopes will now be closed once and for all.