Nkandla: Sisulu mulls Mazibuko request

The DA parliamentary leader is trying to get President Jacob Zuma removed from office.

An estimated R270 million was spent on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home. Picture: City Press.

CAPE TOWN - National Assembly speaker Max Sisulu is considering a request for an ad-hoc committee to consider Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report, Democratic Alliance (DA) Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Tuesday.

She says she received a letter from the speaker saying Parliament is waiting for President Jacob Zuma to table his comments along with a report on any action he intends taking.

The DA politician wrote to Sisulu five days ago, informing him of her party's intention to invoke Section 89 of the Constitution in a bid to have Zuma removed from office.

"Max Sisulu has indicated that he is considering my request to establish an ad-hoc committee to consider whether Zuma should be removed from office."

The opposition party is unlikely to get the majority required to remove the president.

During previous attempts, opposition parties failed to pass motions against Zuma.

Last week, Madonsela released her findings into how an estimated quarter of a billion rand was spent on Zuma's private home in KwaZulu-Natal.

She ordered the president account to Parliament, discipline his ministers and pay back a portion of the money spent on upgrades not linked to security.

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