DA rejects Zuma’s #Nkandla proposal

DA presser feb 3 TWITTER The DA's Glynnis Breytenbach, party leader Mmusi Maimane and James Selfe. Picture: @afcoetzee/Twitter

Cape Town - The DA has rejected President Jacob Zuma’s proposal to #PayBackTheMoney and will go ahead with their Constitutional Court case.

“After taking legal advice, the DA has decided to proceed with presenting its heads of argument before the Consitutional Court on Tuesday,” DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday.

In a late-night announcement on Tuesday night, President Jacob Zuma proposed a court settlement in the Nkandla case that would see him reimburse the state for money spent on upgrading his private rural home after years of political wrangling on the subject.

His office late on Tuesday said that he has proposed in court papers that the amount he should repay be determined by the Auditor-General and the minister of finance.

The Constitutional Court was set to hear on Tuesday (February 9) an application brought by the EFF, joined by the DA, for Zuma to be found to have breached his duty to uphold the constitution in failing to comply with the public protector’s remedial action, among others.

On Wednesday Maimane said at a press conference that the DA contends that the contents of Zuma’s settlement offer “do not comply with the remedial actions as ordered by the Public Protector in her report entitled Secure in Comfort”.

“In fact, we contend that the President designating the Auditor-General (A-G) to come to a determination as to how much he is liable is the latest attempt to establish a parallel process, for a fifth time.”


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