DA resorts to law to get Nkandla information

2013-06-11 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The DA will submit an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to obtain informaiton on Nkandla.

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko yesterday said she would be “submitting a Promotion of Access to Information application today to the Department of Public Works in order to gain access to all documentation pertaining to the classification of the Public Works Task Team report into the R206 million upgrade of President Zuma’s private home in Nkandla”.

She said the Task Team Report into the money spent by Public Works on Nkanlda has been classified and therefore referred to the closed Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence for consideration.

“The DA has called on the Minister of Public Works, Thulas Nxesi, to clarify who classified this report and on what legal basis this was done. We have yet to receive any response — except for a very noticeable attempt to dodge the issue by the deputy minister … Jeremy Cronin.”

She said the decision to classify the Nkandla report could see other cases of corruption treated in the same manner and swept under the carpet using the same channels.

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