The Nkandla report produced by the Minister of Police at the behest of Parliament has concluded that the contentious features of the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s homestead were legitimately implemented as security features. The President is not required to pay back a cent. Indeed, the report concludes that his rights have been viciously infringed on by the Nkandla investigations. By REBECCA DAVIS.
The Police Minister’s Nkandla report, Nkosinathi Nhleko reminded journalists several times on Thursday, was not required to investigate very much. It was not required to investigate the “scope creep” of the Nkandla upgrade project, or problems in the supply chain management, or the inflated cost of individual items. It would simply look at four areas: whether the kraal, amphitheatre, pool and visitor centre built at Nkandla could be classed as security features, or whether the President improperly benefited from their installation.
The report has found that all four features were legitimately necessary to install for security reasons.
Arguably the most contentious of them was the fire pool, andor swimming pool. Presenting the report, Nhleko showed previously unseen pictures of the pool – which looks exactly like a swimming pool. He explained, however, that Nkandla is a massive…
Source : Daily Maverick