Opposition parties determined to hold ANC MPs to account
The UDM’s Bantu Holomisa says Zuma should be subjected to a disciplinary inquiry.
CAPE TOWN - Opposition parties are pushing ahead with efforts they say are aimed at holding President Jacob Zuma and African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament (MPs) involved in dealing with the Nkandla matter to account.
This follows their pledge after walking out of the National Assembly on Tuesday, when a bid to have the president impeached was overwhelmingly voted down.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is reporting ANC MPs who supported a resolution last year that cleared Zuma of any liability over the spending scandal to Parliament's ethics committee.
The Constitutional Court last week declared the resolution unlawful and set it aside.
United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says Zuma should be subjected to a disciplinary inquiry made up of three retired judges.
But the ANC in Parliament' has dismissed the moves
The DA says it's laying a complaint against speaker Baleka Mbete and ANC MPs with Parliament's joint standing committee on ethics and members' interests.
DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says, "We can't simply sit back and allow MPs to abrogate that responsibility to undermine their oath of office and undermine their constitutional duties."
Holomisa says a disciplinary panel of retired judges should investigate, among other things, whether or not Zuma misled Parliament in his statements on Nkandla.
But the ANC's Moloto Motapho says the moves are bizarre.
"There is no provision in the code that seeks to penalise Members of Parliament for performing their Constitutional or Parliamentary duties."
Motapho says the parties are trying to make political mileage out of the court's judgment.
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To read the full judgment by the ConCourt on Nkandla, _ click here_.
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