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R7.8 million amount derived for Nkandla was thorough and professional - SAICE

27 June 2016 6:21 PM

Civil Engineering Institute's Manglin Pillay explains why R7.8 million Nkandla payback for Zuma was a fair assessment.

Today National Treasury released to the Constitutional Court, the amount President Zuma must pay back for the Nkandla upgrades.

Pravin Gordhan stated that the 60 day period comes to an end on Tuesday 28 June, and the work of the national treasury in this regard is now complete.

South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) CEO Manglin Pillay spoke to 702's Xolani Gwala. SAICE offered their services to treasury pro bono to assist in determining the amount Jacob Zuma owed.

They wished to offer a non biased and non partisan professional assessment in the public interest.

We looked at the professional contributions towards those pieces of infrastructure, and we gave a professional view of what those costs would entail.

Manglin Pillay, SAICE CEO

Pillay says he is bound by confidentiality but shared details he could. He says it was an intense and robust process.

He assured Gwala that the entire team involved were all highly qualified civil engineers and quantity surveyors with high levels of integrity.

Pillay says the process was thorough and he is satisfied with the outcome.

He was unable to comment on the content of the report at this stage.

Listen to the entire interview below:

27 June 2016 6:21 PM