DA wants list of national key points

The DA has accused Nathi Mthethwa of protecting the president by refusing to table the list.

DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has once again requested Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to table in Parliament an unamended list of all of the country's national key points.

The opposition claims it has been battling for months to get hold of the list from the ministry.

It adds other government departments such as state security have furnished lists of their respective national key points.

It is at the centre of the ongoing debacle around a multi-million rand upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence in KwaZulu-Natal.

DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has accused Mthethwa of trying to shield Zuma.

"His department has conducted an audit of all key points. He was meant to table that report in Parliament at the end of August. The end of August has come and gone. What is really concerning to us is that he has refused to provide the list upfront. He says he's only going to table it in Parliament once he's had an opportunity to revise it."

Zuma maintains he did not use taxpayers money for the upgrade, which is estimated to be over R200 million.

Meanwhile, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has completed her preliminary investigation into the matter.

She is still waiting for outstanding documents, which are holding up the entire process.

The details of the delay will be disclosed once the final report has been released.