‘Nhleko’s Nkandla report is now irrelevant’
The police minister was asked to investigate after Advocate Thuli Madonsela’s findings were released.
JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for Police Minister Nathi Nhleko say his report into Nkandla should be disregard as the merits of the case have changed.
The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has also heard President Jacob Zuma has accepted that the Public Protector's remedial action is binding and he's vowed to pay back some of the money spent to upgrade his Nkandla home.
William Mokhari earlier said he was only there today to explain why Nhleko became involved in the Nkandla debacle, but he said his report had no relevance now.
"With what has now happened, the minister's report, the resolution of the ad hoc committee and the resolution of the National Assembly has become water under the bridge. Because now we know, on the primary question of whether or not the president should pay, that issue has been resolved."
At the same time Lindi Nkosi-Thomas, who is representing the Speaker of Parliament, says the National Assembly had to apply its mind, and didn't feel it was its duty to hold Zuma accountable.
"There is no point saying that Parliament acted on the wrong principle thinking at the time the principle was correct That's all we can submit in that regard."
All legal teams had the opportunity to reply, before proceedings wrapped up for the day.
A look at the differences between the Nkandla reports released by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.
RED BERETS SING IN THE RAIN
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members who have been camping outside the court are now continuing to sing and chant despite rain that is now hitting the CBD.
The rain has not deterred the EFF members who have remained there since the march earlier today.
In fact, the crowd's energy has been revived with songs of celebration as it began to pour and they are singing louder than before.
The demonstrators told Eyewitness News they are willing to wait until late to be briefed by the EFF leadership.
- EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 9, 2016