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ANC wants DA to cancel Nkandla visit

The KZN ANC says the inspection will undermine Zuma and his family's dignity.

The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

KWAZULU-NATAL - The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday asked the Democratic Alliance (DA) to cancel its planned visit to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead over the weekend.

This follows reports that the upgrades to his homestead cost nearly R250 million.

A delegation of the DA leaders will inspect the the area and surrounding roads on Sunday.

ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said the planned visit is equal to a provocation.

He said the visit to the Nkandla homestead will undermine the president's and his family's dignity.

"Zuma's house is a private property, which belongs to him and his family."

The secretary dismissed reports that the ANC threatened the DA with violence, if it continued with the inspection.

The DA shrugged off the calls to cancel.

Earlier this week, DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said she would continue to bring up the issue until it was addressed adequately.

The party's national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said the trip will go ahead.

"The purpose of the inspection is to hold government to account. It is about South Africans getting answers for themselves."