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Nkandla matter traumatised SA - Prez Zuma's lawyer

By Faeza
09 February 2016

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President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla saga had ''traumatised the nation in many ways'', his lawyer Jeremy Gauntlett told the Constitutional Court on Tuesday.

This was why Zuma had proposed that the court order the Auditor General and Treasury to determine how much of the R246m spent on upgrades to his private home in KwaZulu-Natal he should repay.

Gauntlett said as it stood, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had recommended remedial action, but a review of these recommendations had to be carried out.

The Public Protector Act was a “statutory curiosity” and did not elaborate on what had to be done regarding remedial action, he said.

Zuma accepted that Madonsela wanted certain things done. The president differed on how it had to be done.

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