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Zuma accepts Nkandla report as binding

By Faeza
10 February 2016

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In an extraordinary string of concessions, President Jacob Zuma’s lawyer told the Constitutional Court on Tuesday that he accepted not only that the Public Protector’s findings against him in the Nkandla scandal were binding, but that the police minister’s conflicting report on the subject was meaningless….

“We say we accept that the president is required to carry out remedial action. The Public Protector’s report has to be complied with,” Jeremy Gauntlett told the court.

Gauntlett added that Zuma placed no reliance whatsoever on Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s controversial parallel report on Nkandla that found that he did not owe the state a cent for luxuries added to his house, notably a swimming pool and cattle kraal.

That report was driven through Parliament by the ANC majority, and prompted opposition parties to go to court to enforce Madonsela’s findings.

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