Nkandla spending debacle: Were MPs misled?

The FF Plus wants the public protector to investigate whether Members of Parliament were misled by ministers.

A screen grab from the video the Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko exhibited as part of his report on the Nkandla fire pool. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been asked to investigate whether the ministers of police and public works misled Parliament in relation to the Nkandla spending debacle.

President Jacob Zuma has offered to pay back a portion of the money spent on upgrading his private home, even though two of his ministers told Parliament last year all of the features that formed part of the R246 million project served a security function.

The Nkandla dispute, and whether Zuma will have to pay, is set to be decided by the Constitutional Court after two opposition parties initiated legal action against the president.

Zuma's office outlined the settlement proposal in a statement on Tuesday night.

Now the Freedom Front Plus is questioning whether the two ministers who reported to Parliament about the Nkandla upgrades were honest when they said all of the features, including a swimming pool, served a security function.

Party leader Pieter Mulder says the public protector must investigate whether Members of Parliament were misled.

"The moment he starts paying, we should ask the question 'is the fire pool now a swimming pool?' because maybe he is paying for that. If that is correct, then the ministers misled Parliament with the report that all upgrades because suddenly it seems some are not security upgrades."

Mulder adds he will also be asking parliament's ethics committee to investigate.

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