Zuma’s excuse that he will not be reacting to the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla until he has also seen the special investigative unit’s report about the issue, is a way to avoid his responsibility before the election of 7 May, Dr. Corné Mulder, FF Plus chief whip said.
“The fact that Zuma did not meet the PP’s requirement to react within 14 days, means that he shows contempt for PP’s office and in so doing, undermines the Constitution of South Africa.
“It isn’t the first time that it happens before an election. Shortly before the 2009 election, we had a similar situation when it dealt with hundreds of complaints of amongst others, blackmail, money laundering and fraud.
“If Zuma is so innocent and ignorant about the Nkandla issue as he alleges, he now had the ideal opportunity to prove his innocence in Parliament. He chooses not to do it.
“It is unthinkable that South Africans will be going to the ballot boxes on 7 May with this cloud hanging over the head of the president and the number one candidate of the ANC.
“President Zuma owes South Africa an answer before the election to enable voters to make a thoughtful decision during the election.”
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