Parliament receives Nkandla report

Speaker Baleka Mbete says she will be handing out copies to party leaders during the course of the day.

FILE: Speaker Baleka Mbete. Picture: Aletta Garner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on Thursday said she has received Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla.

Nhleko postponed a briefing to release the report at the eleventh hour on Wednesday evening because it first had to be tabled in Parliament.

The committee considered reports by a ministerial task team, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the Special Investigating Unit and last year cleared Zuma of any wrongdoing.

Only African National Congress (ANC) members sat on the committee after an opposition walkout.

It dismissed Madonsela's finding that Zuma unduly benefitted from non-security features installed at his home such as the fire pool and cattle kraal, saying she was not a security expert and could only make recommendations.

Mbete has just told the National Assembly's Programming Committee the report has now landed in Parliament.

"The main reason I am here is to inform honourable members that I have received the report. I have received the report and so what I am immediately attending to is the process of tabling it."

Mbete said she will be giving copies of the report to party leaders during the course of the day.

Nhleko intends briefing media on the report at 7pm on Thursday evening.