Trial looms for Zuma’s architect

Hlengiwe Nhlabathi

The Nkandla saga may be nearing the end for President Jacob Zuma. But for his bankrupt former architect, it is only getting worse.

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says it is almost ready to go to court to recover R155 million from Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya.

Makhanya is being sued for allegedly authorising and overseeing the implementation of improvements and installation of security measures at Zuma’s homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, which were “in excess and beyond the security assessments and requirements” of the police and defence force.