Public Protector issues Nkandla provisional report
Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela on Friday released the provisional report on her investigation into allegations of impropriety and unethical conduct relating to the installation and implementation of security measures by the Department of Public Works at and in respect of the Nkandla private residence of President Jacob Zuma.
The report has, for now, been released to organs of state within the security cluster for them to make comments on security concerns they might have. Organs of state within the cluster made a special request to have access to the report before it is shared with the rest of the parties, with a view to commenting on whether or not it compromises the security of the president.
The return date for comments by the said organs of state has been set for Wednesday, November 06, 2013. The rest of the parties, including respondents and complainants, will then get the report as soon as possible thereafter. However, complainants and some of the respondents will only be invited view the report at the Public Protector’s offices, in the presence of members of the investigation team due to security reasons. This will either take place in Pretoria or Cape Town.
The Public Protector would like to reiterate the point that, like all other provisional reports issued by her office, the report is confidential. She will only be in a position to release the report to the public after having received comments from all parties, considered them and, to an extent possible, integrated them into the report.
For more information, contact:
Manager: Outreach, Education and Communication
Public Protector South Africa
012 366 7035
072 264 3273