‘Zuma should be held personally liable for Nkandla bill’

ANC members from four provinces are reportedly raising funds to help Zuma.

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CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says a decision to reportedly set up a trust to help President Jacob Zuma pay his Nkandla bill is similar to asking South Africans to pay for the expensive refurbishments for a second time.

African National Congress (ANC) members from four provinces are reportedly raising funds to help Zuma.

Last month, the Constitutional Court ordered the president to comply with the Public Protector's findings in the Nkandla matter.

Two years ago, Thuli Madonsela found President Zuma benefited unduly from the non-security features which formed part of the R246 million project to secure his private home in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

At the time, she directed him to repay a reasonable portion of the money.

DA spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe says Zuma should be held personally liable.

"If you are found guilty of having taken public funds and you admitted that you have actually benefitted in your personal capacity from money that is not duly yours, than you should own up and pay for it yourself because that shows that you have taken on responsibility."

The ANC was unavailable for comment this afternoon.