Nkandla ad-hoc committee still divided

MPs remain divided over the president's financial liability & the legitimacy of Nathi Nhleko’s report.

Parliament’s ad-hoc committee conducted an in-loco inspection of President Jacob Zuma’s private home in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Parliament's ad-hoc committee on Nkandla is no closer to finalising its recommendations to the National Assembly on its assessment of Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's Nkandla report.

A draft report, which summarised the committee's deliberations so far, is being reworked after Members of Parliament (MPs) quibbled over the structure of the document.

The committee was established to look into Nhleko's report on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's homestead, which unlike the Public Protector, found Zuma was not liable to pay for any of the installations.

Thuli Madonsela found the president unduly benefited from the non-security features which formed part of the R246 million project.

These included a swimming pool, an amphitheatre, visitor's centre, cattle kraal and chicken run.

MPs went through the ad-hoc committee's draft report page by page on Tuesday in what was a tedious exercise.

When several concerns were raised about the way the document was structured, Chairman Cedric Frolic intervened.

"I can assure I'll sit with the drafters tonight."

A redrafted report will be circulated to members today.

MPs remain divided over the president's financial liability and the legitimacy of the police minister's report.

The committee has to finalise its report by Friday.

WATCH: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela called a media briefing at her offices in Pretoria to set the record straight on the Nkandla report.