28 May 2015
Minister of Police Nkosinathi
Nhleko has found that President Jacob Zuma is not liable to pay back the
portion of the R246 million used for security upgrades to his Nkandla home.
During a media briefing this
afternoon in Parliament Minister Nhleko said all of these security features
which include the fire pool, the animal enclosure, the vistors centre and the
amphitheatre are in accordance with the physical security requirements.
Minister Nhleko added that
having considered the strategic importance of the homestead national security
interest relevant legislation scientific and graphical demonstration and
arrival at the following careful considered decision is in escapable that the
firepool and swimming pool could be used to douse a fire, the cattle and goat
kraal and chicken coop kept the animals away from the central security zone and
so they did not set off the alarms or beams.
“The ampitheatre served as an
emergency assembly point and protected the soil substrate and a road that ran
The visitors' centre was also
necessary as Zuma hosted visitors and needed privacy.” Ntleko added.
Meanwhile Minister of Public
Works Thulas Nxesi said the disciplinary proceeding regarding the 12 public
official who have been found guilty of misconduct, arose from the failure to
comply with correct processes for the security upgrades.
He added that all three
reports into Nkandla state more or less the same conclusion.
Nxesi added that one of those
matters has been finalised where the official concerned who played a minor role
in the project pleaded guilty and was issued with a final written warning
amongst the range of the sanctions which include suspension without pay, corrective
training in the SCM functions in future.
“We are ready to proceed with
the remaining 11 matters affecting those 11 officials.” Nxesi said.
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