The multi-party ad hoc committee which will be dealing with the report of the Public Protector (PP) on Nkandla should start with its work immediately now that the ANC has eventually appointed seven members to the committee, Dr. Corné Mulder, chief whip of the FF Plus says.
The PP found, amongst others, that the president and his family had unlawfully gained from the upgrading of the R246 million at his private residence.
Dr. Mulder says the work of the committee, consisting of twelve members, cannot be restricted to the reply of President Jacob Zuma to the report of the PP about the issue.
“It will serve no purpose and it doesn’t make any sense either, as the president responded by saying that he will not be responding to the PP’s report. The FF Plus is of the opinion that the comprehensive report of the PP should be placed before the ad hoc committee.
“The PP should be given the opportunity to first address her report, after which the president and his relevant ministers should be given the opportunity to come and explain their actions to the committee.
“If it is necessary, the deadline of the committee should be extended to 5 May so that the time that the ANC had wasted in appointing its seven members to the committee can be made up,” Dr. Mulder said.
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