Opposition to scrutinise Nkandla report

Political parties have submitted the names of MPs who will sit on an ad hoc committee.

FILE: A view of the homestead of South African President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla in January 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Political parties have submitted the names of MPs who will sit on an ad hoc committee to consider the Police Minister's Nkandla report.

Parliament has officially published confirmation that it's received Nathi Nhleko's report, which says President Jacob Zuma is not liable to pay for any upgrades to his private home in KwaZulu-Natal.

The police minister's report has triggered a political storm with opposition parties labelling it as a "whitewash".

The report is set to come under parliamentary scrutiny once a multiparty ad hoc committee is established next week.

Last year opposition parties walked out of a similar committee after clashing with ANC MPs over who could be called to answer questions and whether the public protector's remedial action was just a recommendation.

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said the new ad hoc committee must be allowed to do its job quickly and effectively so that Parliament can exercise itself.

At the same time, the official opposition is considering whether it should fight the minister's report in court.

LISTEN: Nkandla report's credibility in doubt

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has hit back at Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's Nkandla report, saying it's riddled with misstatements, inaccuracies, incomplete information, innuendos and false accusations.

To read the Police Minister's full report click here.