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DA rejects Nhleko's Nkandla report

Mmusi Maimane says the DA is prepared to fight to ensure the findings made by Madonsela are enforced.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko giving an update on the Nkandla Project during the media briefing at Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town on 28 May 2015. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has rejected Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla saying it's unconstitutional and irrational.

The party held a briefing in Johannesburg today on its submissions made to the Nkandla ad-hoc committee.

It says it stands firmly by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings that President Jacob Zuma unduly benefited from the upgrades at his homestead.

The DA's Mmusi Maimane says the party is prepared to fight to ensure that the findings made by Madonsela are enforced.

"The report is poorly drafted, it's superficial and in some areas factually inaccurate."

Maimane says Nhleko is biased and subject to a conflict of interest as he is a Member of Parliament.

"The minister inevitably produced a report that unsurprisingly exonerated his boss the president.

The DA says it will be embarking on a site visit to Zuma's homestead in Nkandla on Wednesday to substantiate why Nhleko's report should be rejected.