The costs of Nkandla upgrade are managed by Zuma family
12 October 2012
There has been a public outcry on the renovations of President Jacob Zuma's house, which was reported that it will cost taxpayers over R200m.
President Zuma said he believed that because there was no supporting infrastructure in rural Nkandla, it would be more expensive to build security features there than in an urban area.
However, the president did not want to commit himself on the amount used to renovate his Nkandla private home.
Presidential Spokesperson, Mac Maharaj said that with regards to improvements to the President`s private residence the improvements had commenced way before Zuma became a President.
Maharaj added that the costs of the improvements are being managed by the Zuma family.