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ANC always said Zuma must pay back Nkandla money - Sizani

By Faeza
04 March 2016

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The ANC parliamentary caucus always wanted President Jacob Zuma to #paybackthemoney, its outgoing chief whip Stone Sizane told the Mail & Guardian in an interview published on Friday.

“We have been consistent on our position that President Zuma needed to pay a portion of the Nkandla money in line with the public protector’s decision,” Sizani said this week.

In a lengthy interview about the parliamentary process of considering Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on upgrades to Zuma's Nkandla home, Sizani added: “The ad hoc committee report in Parliament also supported the public protector’s recommendation that the president must pay back a reasonable amount.

“There was no two ways about this. If you disagreed with the public protector, you needed to take her report for a [judicial] review,” said Sizani.

He dismissed rumours that he was leaving his position because he had been critical of the Nkandla matter had been handled.

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