DA wants access to Nkandla report

Lindiwe Mazibuko has approached the courts in an attempt to get her hands on the Nkandla report.

President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home. Picture: City Press

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is turning to the courts to gain access to the report into President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

The report examines government spending of more than R200 million on upgrades at Zuma's private home.

Lawyers for DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko filed papers in the Western Cape High Court today in an attempt to get the Public Works Department to hand over the secret report.

She says despite numerous attempts to gain access to the report, it has been deemed top secret.

"Nkandlagate is the single biggest scandal involving the abuse of public money in President Zuma's term of office. It is an illustration of how the ANC's culture of personal enrichment at public expense is one which begins at the very, very top of its senior leadership structures."

Meanwhile, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is awaiting information to complete her investigation into the so-called Nkandlagate.

Madonsela has refused to say who is to supply the outstanding information.