ANC MPs angry after Zuma offered to #PayBackTheMoney - report

The City Press reports that Zuma’s about turn on Nkandla has left some MPs feeling undermined.

FILE:A group of about 30 journalists has been taken on a guided tour through President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead on 26 July 2015. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma's proposal to pay back some of the money spent on his Nkandla home has reportedly angered some ANC Members of Parliament (MPs) who say they have been thrown under the bus.

The City Press is reporting that the president's about turn in the Constitutional Court last week has left some senior figures feeling undermined.

The paper is reporting that a senior ANC official says some MPs within the party are angry and they will voice their dissatisfaction with Zuma's handling of the Nkandla saga at a caucus meeting on Thursday.

The City Press says last year the Nkandla ad hoc committee proposed contracting an independent security expert to determine the costs of Nkandla's non-security features, but this was shot down by the ANC's political committee.

The members say if they were allowed to do this, they could have avoided the humiliation in court last week.

The officials say Zuma's lawyers undermined Parliament when they said in court this week that Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report had no legal standing.