The ANC said Thuli Madonsela lacked wisdom and was risking the impartiality of her office by filing papers with the Constitutional Court over Nkandla.
The DA hopes to get Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla set aside by the courts and for the public protector's findings to be enforced.
While a new cast of characters have the painful task of figuring out how to further secure Zuma's rural home, the heat is off the president – for now.
The M&G has created an all-you-need-to-know version of the Nkandla story to help you keep track of the twists and turns since it broke in 2009 to now.
Julius Malema ended another rowdy day in Parliament saying it was clear "we will never get an answer" and that he'd see Jacob Zuma "in court".
The public protector must stay impartial and not be baited into sparring with Zuma and company.
IFP and FF+ MPs say they need time to consult with the six other parties they represent before submitting their recommendations for the ad hoc report.
Some believe there were only a few officials responsible for cost overruns at Nkandla. The public protector's report found differently.