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DA stands firmly by Public Protector’s findings on Nkandla

The party has rejected the police minister’s findings in its submissions to the Nkandla ad hoc committee.

FILE: Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) at the weekend said it stands firmly by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings on the multi-million rand upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, adding it will fight to ensure that Zuma is held to account.

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

The DA has rejected Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's findings in its submissions to the Nkandla ad hoc committee.

It said the report is unconstitutional and irrational.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said, "Should the committee fail to reject the report and ultimately absolves the president of any liability, we'll be left with no option but to pursue all available other avenues to see that the Public Protector's findings are upheld."

Maimane said 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 said 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.