Minenhle Makhanya was apparently waiting for the result of a Covid-19 test on Friday, forcing the postponement of the case in which the Special Tribunal seeks to recover R155-million until early 2022
The unit believes Minenhle Makhanya authorised and oversaw the implementation of improvements and the installation of security measures at Nkandla
Come 2018, architect Minenhle Makhanya will stand alone on Nkandla, the last person who can be made to pay.
The Special Investigating Unit’s bid to recover misspent cash at Nkandla might yet snare the president.
Head of the Special Investigating Unit Vas Soni has resigned in a surprise move, citing personal reasons for his decision.
A parliamentary committee on Nkandla says President Jacob Zuma did not unduly benefit from the R246-million security upgrades to his homestead.
The unit has filed replies to Minenhle Makhanya’s requests for documents relevant to its claim against him, which relates to work done at Nkandla.
Minenhle Makhanya’s lawyer has threatened to have the case against the architect struck off the roll, unless the SIU releases all requested documents.
Minenhle Makhanya faces tough obstacles because he signed a non-disclosure agreement, which makes it a criminal offence to reveal project details.
An investigating committee has been set up to consider whether there are grounds to discipline President Jacob Zuma’s controversial Nkandla architect.
President Zuma’s architect has filed a court notice, asking the SIU to hand over 40 documents relating to the charges the unit brought against him.
Minenhle Makhanya has filed a notice to defend civil claim, which was instituted against him last week by the Special Investigating Unit.
President Jacob Zuma’s personal architect is expected to serve notice in the Pietermaritzburg High Court to oppose a R155-million civil claim.
The distance between the president and the scandal that is his home has again shrunk noticeably.
By going after President Jacob Zuma’s architect, the Special Investigating Unit could break the conspiracy of silence.
Project manager Minenhle Makhanya worked while suspended from practising for not paying his subs.
He is the big cheese who designed so much at Nkandla, so why is he so hard to find?