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Trial against Nkandla architect begins

The trial against Nkandla architect and project manager Minenhle Makhanya is expected to begin at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

The Special Investigating Unit wants to recoup R155m spent on the controversial upgrades at former president Jacob Zuma’s homestead.

The case was postponed in 2019 by the High Court to allow Makhanya more time to prepare his defence.

The SIU Instituted a civil claim against Makhanya after the upgrades were found to be excessive.

It believes he’s responsible for the roughly R246m spent by the government on the home.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Gospel star Winnie Mashaba ditches her husband of 16 years

Gospel musician and TV presenter Winnie Mashaba has separated from her husband of 16 years. The O Mohau Messiah hitmaker has also allegedly dropped Makgogo Makgopa from her management team and is now being managed by Tswako Music and Projects, which is owned by Makgopa’s nephew Khaitjadi.

Winnie Mashaba

The Amahubo Gospel series presenter declined to comment on the separation this week, saying she did not want to discuss her private life out of respect for her in-laws and “any possible future in-laws”. Learn More