Cedric Frolick to chair Nkandla ad-hoc committee
Frolick has assured the committee that all relevant reports related to Nkandla will be considered.
CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Cedric Frolick has been elected the chairperson of Parliament's ad-hoc committee on Nkandla.
Frolick has assured the committee's members that all relevant reports related to the almost quarter of a billion rand spent on President Jacob Zuma's private home will be considered.
Opposition parties refused to elect a chair when the committee first met last month, saying they first wanted clarity on its mandate.
Opposition MPs did not nominate an alternative chairperson and Frolick was elected unopposed.
"All relevant reports will be dealt with by this committee."
MPs were told the chief whips of the relevant parties ironed out the issues with the mandate at a meeting last week.
A date for the next meeting has yet to be set, but the battle lines are already drawn over whether or not Zuma will be called before the committee.
The multi-party committee has 11 members - six from the ANC, two from the Democratic Alliance, one from the Economic Freedom Fighters and two representing the other parties.
The committee has to report back to Parliament by 24 October.
An earlier committee was disbanded ahead of the May elections.