Committee to probe Nkandla report

The multi-party ad-hoc committee will consist of 12 members.

President Jacon Zuma's private Nkandla residence. Picture: City Press.

CAPE TOWN - National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu on Wednesday announced an ad-hoc committee will consider Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report.

The body will report back to Parliament by 30 April.

In a statement issued by Parliament a short while ago, the multi-party committee will comprise of 12 members, seven ANC members, two from the Democratic Alliance (DA) one from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and another from the Congress of the People (Cope).

The last member will represent eight smaller parties.

President Jacob Zuma submitted Madonsela's response to Parliament just over a week ago.

The president said he would respond fully to Madonsela's report only once the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) had finished its investigation.

Madonsela's report, which was released on 19 March, found that Zuma improperly benefitted from the R246 million upgrades and that he violated the executive ethics code.

The document recommended the president account to Parliament and pay back part of the total sum.

Zuma has said in public that he didn't ask for the upgrades and would not pay back any of the money to the state.