/ 28 July 2014

Nkandla: Another committee to be established over Zuma’s response

President Jacob Zuma.
President Jacob Zuma.

A parliamentary ad-hoc committee will again be established to consider President Jacob Zuma’s response to public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on Nkandla, Beeld reported on Monday.

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani confirmed this on Sunday after a lekgotla of the ANC caucus. “The president notified the speaker per letter when he was attending the Brics conference that he will deliver a comprehensive submission to Parliament on his return.”

“We are waiting for it now. As soon as we receive it, Parliament will establish the committee,” he said. The previous committee was disbanded just before the May 7 elections. In a report released in March, Madonsela found Zuma and his family had unduly benefited from the R246-million security upgrades to his private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. 

Zuma missed his own deadline to reply to the protector by mid-July and said he wanted to reply after the Special Investigating Unit completed its own investigation. – Sapa