Nkandla: SIU to be questioned in Parliament
Opposition MPs are expected to question the SIU head about upgrades to Nkandla in Parliament today.
CAPE TOWN - The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will come under scrutiny in Parliament today.
Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to pitch questions about Nkandla when the unit's head, Advocate Vas Soni, appears before the Justice Portfolio Committee this afternoon on matters related to their budget.
The unit is investigating the R246 million spent on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home in KwaZulu-Natal.
Earlier this week, the SIU revealed it was still waiting for responses from third parties named in the Nkandla report.
The unit was initially expected to release its findings to the president at the end of last month.
The Democratic Alliance wants the SIU to explain the delay.
The party's Marius Redelinghuys is worried questions around Nkandla might be shut down.
When embattled National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Mxolisi Nxasana appeared before the committee last week, committee chairperson Mathole Motshekga shielded him from touchy questions about internal strife at the prosecutions body.