DA wants more clarity on Nkandla

The DA wants President Jacob Zuma to shed more light on the ongoing building project at his home.

The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is seeking clarity on whether or not President Jacob Zuma is telling the truth about him still paying off a bond for his KwaZulu-Natal residence.

The upgrade is estimated at over R200 million.

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has written to Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu seeking clarity on the matter.

Mazibuko believes Zuma could be misleading Parliament and she wants the president to further clarify the matter.

She also wants Sisulu to try to gather the facts.

Last week, Zuma told Parliament his family was paying for much of the controversial upgrade to his Nkandla home.

This was in reaction to reports claiming taxpayers were footing much of the bill.

It has been reported there is no evidence to support Zuma's claims that he is still paying off a bond for his Nkandla residence.

The Nkandla debacle is only one issue fuelling calls for a motion of no-confidence in Zuma to be openly debated.

Zuma believes the scrutiny over the project is unfair as there is no evidence to suggest any wrongdoing.

Last week, he addressed the matter in Parliament and lashed out at media houses for their coverage of the issue.

Zuma said his family was paying for the upgrade.