Well well…after years of trying to justify the use of over R200 million in taxpayer money to make ‘improvements’ to his Nkandla homestead, President Jacob Zuma has finally offered to pay back the money.
Zuma released the following statement to the courts last night.
“To achieve an end to the drawn-out dispute in a manner that meets the Public Protector’s recommendations and is beyond political reproach, the president proposes that the determination of the amount he is to pay should be independently and impartially determined,” the Presidency said.
“Given the objection by one of the parties to the involvement of SAPS, as the Public Protector herself had required, the auditor-general and minister of finance be requested by the court, through appropriate designees, to conduct the exercise directed by the Public Protector.”
Apparently he Minister of Finance and the auditor general will decide how much he will have to pay back.