President Jacob Zuma has undertaken to give South Africa’s parliamentary Speaker a comprehensive and final report within the month on the controversy surrounding security improvements to his private home at Nkandla.
Zuma says he’s able to this because he’s seen the provisional report into the affair by the Special Investigating Unit.
The chief whip of the ruling African National Congress is among those who’ve welcomed this development.
The controversy has run since ombudsman Thuli Madonsela reported that President Jacob Zuma had been personally enriched by some of the roughly 20 million euro security improvements to his private home in KwaZulu-Natal.
Madonsela maintains Zuma should pay some of the money back to the public purse.
The ANC’s used its majority to stall a parliamentary inquiry into the affair.
Zuma says in a letter to the Speaker Baleka Mbete that he now has the provisional report from the head of the Special Investigating Unit.
It’s given him the insight he needs to give proper consideration to the matter.
Accordingly he’ll give her a comprehensive and final report within the next 30 working days.
Chairman of the opposition Democratic Alliance’s federal executive James Selfe, welcomes Zuma’s announcement, saying it indicates some long overdue progress in the matter.