ANC demands full Nkandla report
The ruling party says the public protector must urgently release her full report into the matter.
JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must urgently release her full report on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, the ANC said on Tuesday.
The comments were made at an urgent briefing held at Luthuli House in the Johannesburg city centre.
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said the recent leak of parts of the report into the more than R200 million upgrades was a political ploy ahead of general elections in 2014.
The _Mail & Guardian _on Friday published sections of the preliminary report, which indicated that a number of features on the property, including a swimming pool, cattle ranch and tuck shop, were paid for with state funds.
It recommended Zuma be called to account to Parliament for the "substantial personal benefit" at his KwaZulu-Natal homestead.
The interim report, which government's security cluster earlier tried to block, also said he should pay the state back for all unnecessary expenditure.
Mantashe says there's a deliberate campaign to cast doubt.
"By not presenting the full facts of an investigation prior to creating a public perception, this is in our view a deliberate and misleading casting of aspersions on those being investigated - in this instance, the president of the ANC."