Frolick to chair Nkandla ad-hoc committee

The ANC's Cedrick Frolick was elected as chairperson of the Nkandla ad-hoc committee.

The ANC's Cedrick Frolick was elected as chairperson of the Nkandla ad-hoc committee. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress' (ANC) Cedric Frolick has been elected chairperson of Parliament's ad-hoc committee that must consider President Jacob Zuma's response to the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report.

Madonsela found that Zuma unduly benefitted from the R246 million upgrades to his KwaZulu-Natal home.

The multi-party committee sits for the first time today.

In the first item on its agenda, Frolick was elected unchallenged.

Picture: City Press.

He was then asked to consider a request to co-opt the African Christian Democratic Party's Steve Swart to the committee where he would take up a vacant spot left by the Congress of the People (Cope).

Cope declined a seat on the committee soon after it was established.

But the ANC's Buti Manamela wasn't convinced that the rules allow for Swart to be co-opted.

Now Members of Parliament have to consider a draft programme which includes when they will meet again.

The committee has until the end of the month to compete its work.

Video: Nkandla eroding public trust.