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‘We refuse to be rushed into finalising the Nkandla report’

Opposition MPs are refusing to be rushed into finalising a report on the Nkandla spending debacle.

FILE: The public protector found that President Zuma unduly benefited from the R246 million renovations to his Nkandla homestead. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - A divided parliamentary ad hoc committee has made little progress towards finalising a report on the Nkandla spending debacle.

The African National Congress (ANC) has accused the opposition of trying to stall the committee's work as the Friday deadline looms.

The committee was established in June to consider the police minister's report on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's homestead.

Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's findings contradicted the public protector's view Zuma unduly benefited from the R246 million project.

Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) are refusing to be rushed into finalising a report on the Nkandla spending debacle.

ANC Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakude accused them of stalling.

She said, "All of us have been doing this work. We committed our work to this ad hoc committee. Legitimate or illegitimate ad hoc committee, but they were here to legitimise it."

But African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MP Steve Swart said they simply need more time

"This is a matter of significance importance."

In the end, Chairperson Cedric Frolick put his foot down and warned MPs to submit their proposed findings and recommendations by 8am on Thursday morning.

The committee is set to meet again after the President's question and answer session in the house on Thursday afternoon.

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