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DA threatens Zuma with impeachment

In terms of the Constitution, a two-thirds majority vote is required to impeach a sitting president.

DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance (DA) Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko on Tuesday said she'll move for President Jacob Zuma's impeachment if he's found guilty of wrongdoing in the Nkandla debacle.

More than R200 million was spent on the president's private KwaZulu-Natal residence.

Opposition parties repeatedly raised the issue during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate in Parliament on Tuesday.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is set to release her report on the upgrades soon.

Mazibuko says if the president is fingered, she'll take action.

In terms of the Constitution, a two-thirds majority vote is required to impeach a sitting president.

The DA's Ian Ollis also used Nkandla to take a swipe at Zuma.

"I want to use this opportunity to send a very clear message to our honourable members, that should the honourable president be implicated in any wrongdoing in the public protector's report on the Nkandla scandal, I will not hesitate to table a motion to impeach him."

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies hit back at Zuma's detractors.

He says while much has been said about corruption, the DA also has some tough questions to answer.

Davies made reference to reports suggesting the DA-AgangSA merger was concocted at a dinner party hosted by a businessman in London.

"Are those reports true or false," the minister asked.

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