An M&G investigation reveals that President Jacob Zuma was kept up to date about developments and taxpayer money was used for his private homes.
The Hawks are still investigating criminal charges brought by the Democratic Alliance over allegedly fraudulent police lease deals, the party said.
Property tycoon Roux Shabangu has joined other voices in a public effort to validate the deal.
The police's Independent Complaints Directorate was sent packing by MPs on Tuesday after pleading ignorance on the inflated cost of its new offices.
In addition to purging troublesome ministers President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet shuffle propelled a number of rising ANC stars into the limelight.
Political parties have welcomed President Zuma's decision to axe ministers Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and Sicelo Shiceka and suspend top cop Bheki Cele.
President Zuma's action against Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, Sicelo Shiceka and Bheki Cele was "for the good of the nation", says Mac Maharaj.
President Zuma has fired Sicelo Shiceka and Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde as Cabinet ministers in his latest reshuffle, and has also suspended Bheki Cele.
The DA says a public works official is "taking the fall" for Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde on renovations to Jacob Zuma's home.
Municipal dysfunction has so many different faces that it's a rare day when it doesn't make the news.
Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and police chief General Bheki Cele won't appear before the parliamentary committees to explain the lease deals yet.
The Auditor General says the public works department is unable to account for R2.1-billion of goods and capital expenditure during 2010/11.
The presidency is "not aware" of plans to suspend police National Commissioner General Bheki Cele, a spokesperson said on Sunday.
Acting public works director general Sam Vukela has accused the department's minister, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, of acting in bad faith.
Public works used to be run like a "cash cow", but minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde says "clueless" comrades will no longer be given state contracts.
Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde says she inherited a "poisoned chalice" after irregularities in the awarding of certain tenders was found in public works.
The public protector is satisfied with progress reports on the police lease scandal received from the presidency and the department of public works .
Jacob Zuma is reportedly running out of time to respond to the Public Protector's report into police lease scams, but there is no deadline -- for him.
President Jacob Zuma's new son-in-law is at the centre of an escalating row over a R1-billion tender for new government office space.