Concerns raised over 'sanitised' Nkandla report

Baleka Mbete apparently wants a 'sanitised' version of the report to be presented to Parliament.

FILE: The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNEBURG - United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, Bantu Holomisa, on Sunday raised concerns over an apparent move to censor sensitive information contained in Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's report on the Nkandla matter.

The City Press is reporting National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete apparently wants a 'sanitised' version of Nhleko's report to be presented to Parliament.

Nhleko earlier this month revealed the report has been finalised and is ready to be tabled in Parliament.

But Mbete allegedly wants opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) to first be briefed on the findings behind closed doors.

Holomisa says he has written to Mbete raising his concerns.

"The UDM wouldn't like to be compromised by Mbete's blind loyalty to President Jacob Zuma so if they want to solve this problem, let that ANC study group (Nkandla committee) solve the problem without us."

Last year, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, found that the president and his family unduly benefitted from the R246 million upgrades to his home in KwaZulu-Natal.

Madonsela recommended that Zuma pay back a portion of the money spent on the upgrades.