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Holomisa: Disciplinary inquiry into Zuma should be prepared

In a letter to National Assembly Speaker, Holomisa says it should be chaired by three retired judges.

FILE: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says a disciplinary inquiry should be set up into whether or not President Jacob Zuma misled Parliament over the Nkandla affair.

In a letter to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, Holomisa says it should be chaired by three retired judges.

It's the latest move by opposition parties after the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s motion to have Zuma impeached was voted down by a resounding majority on Tuesday.

Earlier today, the DA lodged a complaint with Parliament's ethics watchdog against Mbete and African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament(MPs) who last year adopted a resolution absolving the president of any liability for the millions spent on his private home.

The UDM leader says among other things, the inquiry should look at the president's statements in Parliament about Nkandla and the Public Protector, whose office he's duty-bound to help and protect.

Meanwhile, the DA's complained to the ethics committee that Mbete and ANC MPs breached their code of conduct in their handling of the Nkandla matter.

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said, "It is a multi-pronged approach, I think it would be wrong for us to just abandon procedures in Parliament, this is the primary house where executive accountability rests."

But the ANC in Parliament has stamped the moves as bizarre, accusing opposition parties of milking the Constitutional Court's finding for maximum publicity.

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