Govt taking Madonsela to court over Nkandla report

2014-05-15 14:38
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Government announced on Thursday that it will take Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to court over her report on the controversial upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.

Ministers in the security cluster say some of the findings trespass the separation of powers doctrine, says government spokesperson Phumla Williams.

They also said that some of the findings were irrational and contradictory, Eyewitness News reported.

The state’s legal team is already compiling court papers and government expects them to be filed at the high court within the next week.

Williams told EWN the decision was not taken lightly.

Madonsela announced in March that she found that Zuma unduly benefitted from the R246m upgrades.

An ad-hoc Parliamentary committee that was set up to consider the report was put on hold until after the elections.

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