NPA yet to decide on whether to prosecute Zuma on Nkandla

In a statement, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he was concerned the NPA is ‘dragging its feet’.

National Prosecuting Authority offices in Pretoria. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has yet to decide on whether to bring criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma over the Nkandla saga.

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko made the disclosure in a written response to a parliamentary reply.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) opened a corruption case against Zuma on 20 March 2014, following the release of the Public Protector's report on the spending debacle.

Thuli Madonsela found Zuma unduly benefited from the non-security features which formed part of the R246 million project to upgrade his private home.

The DA laid corruption charges against Zuma for "his complicity in the alleged misappropriation of public funds" to upgrade his home in KwaZulu-Natal.

But 798 days later, there is no decision on the way forward.

In a statement, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he was concerned that the "NPA is dragging its feet".

Maimane said the matter cannot be allowed to drag on, like the Spy Tapes saga, which has entered its 7th year.

The official opposition has called on the NPA to make a decision without delay.