Pay back at least R52. 9m says Mmusi Maimane
DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Friday President Jacob Zuma must pay back at least R52. 9m for non-security upgrades at his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu.
“Based on her [Public Protector Thuli Madonsela] report ‘Secure in Comfort’, the DA has calculated that the president is liable for at least an amount of R52.9m for the non-security upgrades to his private residence,” he told reporters in Johannesburg.
According to News 24 report DA believed this was Zuma’s personal liability which he unduly benefited from.
Maimane said this amount was the reasonable amount for Zuma to pay back.
About a year ago, Madonsela’s report on the matter stated Zuma had unduly benefited from the non-security upgrades at his private Nkandla residence which amounted to R246m.
She recommended that Zuma pay back “a reasonable percentage of the cost”.