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Nkandla report: DA calls on Mbete to convene urgent sitting

The DA’s spokesperson says Baleka Mbete has been asked to convene an urgent sitting next week.

FILE: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela delivering the speech she hoped to make in Parliament during the sitting of the ad hoc committee on Nkandla on 3 August 2015. Picture: Alex eliseev/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to convene an urgent sitting of the House in order to rescind controversial reports adopted by the Nkandla ad hoc committee.

The call is in response to a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment which confirmed the Public Protector's remedial action can't be substituted or ignored.

In August, the National Assembly endorsed the Police Minister's report into the Nkandla spending debacle, which cleared President Jacob Zuma of financial liability.

Spokesperson, Graham Charters, says Mbete has been asked to convene a sitting next week.

"The judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal vindicate long-hold stance of the Democratic Alliance that the process of substituting Public Protestor's remedial action or punitive measures, was irrational, illegal and unconstitutional."

In her report titled 'Secure in Comfort', Thuli Madonsela found the President benefited unduly from non-security features which formed part of an R246 million project to upgrade his private residence in Kwa Zulu Natal.