Maimane: Parliament must reject Nhleko’s Nkandla report

Opposition parties rejected findings that Zuma doesn't have to pay for the upgrades to his KZN home.

FILE: The DA's leader Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says Parliament must reject Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's report on the Nkandla spending debacle.

The African National Congress (ANC) is expected to table a motion in the National Assembly on Tuesday for the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee to consider Nhleko's report.

Opposition parties have rejected the minister's findings that President Jacob Zuma does not have to pay a cent for the R246 million upgrades to his private home in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Nhleko found all the features installed, including a swimming pool and visitor's centre, are there for Zuma's security.

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Maimane says his party's participation in the committee will depend on its terms of reference.

"We simply want to ensure that the terms of reference are such that we can allow for the president to come in. If the president is then coming into the Ad Hoc Committee then we'll participate, but if he fails to do so then we cannot go to the committee to discuss a report that is as ridiculous as the one before us."

Opposition parties walked out of a similar committee last year after wrangling over whether the president should be called to answer questions.

They were also at odds as to whether the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action was just a recommendation.

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Meanwhile, Nhleko's report looks set to be challenged in court after the Economic Freedom Fighters announced last night that it plans to take legal action against Zuma and his entire cabinet.

For a full breakdown of Nhleko's Nkandla report _ click here_.