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Leaking of purported Public Protector's provisional report

29 November 2013

29 November 2013

Following a report in the Mail&Guardian today, Ministers of the security cluster and the Minister of Public Works met with the Public Protector, on the alleged leak of a purported provisional report on the Nkandla project. In the meeting, Advocate Thuli Madonsela committed herself to following the proper process of handling such reports.

The security cluster wishes to reiterate the integrity of government’s own investigation into the Nkandla security upgrades. This investigation established, among other things, that no state funds had been spent on improving President Jacob Zuma’s private houses at Nkandla.

Government maintains its view that while the security upgrades were justified, the manner in which the Department of Public Works handled the matter was inappropriate.

The government investigation found there had been a number of irregularities in the appointment of service providers and the procurement of goods and services.
Phumla Williams
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