(Democratic Alliance via Twitter)
Cape Town - A court ruling about a DA SMS on the Nkandla
scandal will be sent to National Assembly speaker Max Sisulu
to encourage him
to act on a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma
, DA parliamentary leader
said on Monday.
It would serve as further evidence that an ad hoc
committee needed to be urgently established to consider her motion, Mazibuko
said in a statement.
"The [South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg] said
the DA's Nkandla SMS, which said 'The Nkandla report shows how Zuma stole your
money to build his R246m home. Vote DA on 7 May to beat corruption. Together
for change', is fair comment."
Last week, acting Judge Mike Hellens dismissed the ANC's
application to stop the distribution of the SMS with costs.
He heard argument on Wednesday by the ANC and the DA.
"The totality of the [public protector's] findings
speak of an untrammelled and uncontrolled, or substantially uncontrolled,
access to public funds to benefit, without adequate lawful authority, the state
president," Hellens found.
This was evidence that Zuma violated the constitution and
was guilty of serious misconduct, Mazibuko said.
"Now, following a court judgment which confirmed the
public protector’s findings that the president had detailed knowledge of the
upgrades but did nothing to stop them, there is simply no basis for him to
continue being in office," she said.
"It is now up to Parliament to do what neither
President Zuma nor his ANC are prepared to do: Remove him from office once and