As it happened: Opposition will go to ConCourt over Nkandla

2014-10-03 12:16

Opposition parties are making a big announcement following a walk-out from the Nkandla ad hoc committee last week.

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03 Oct 13:42
So it sounds as if the conference is over. Keep following News24 though as we will have further articles on this matter later.

03 Oct 13:31
Malema: who is Zuma to think he will not appear in court. If we allow this we will create more Zumas.

03 Oct 13:27
Malema says Zuma grew up envying kings in KZN, but he must not turn the political office into "royalty".

03 Oct 13:22
Malema: Why now that the protector's report is not in the ANC's favour - they question her powers?

03 Oct 13:22
Malema: Who is Zuma? He is not above the law. He must reflect on himself, he can't manipulate everyone.

03 Oct 13:20
Malema: We are working together based on issues on national importance.

03 Oct 13:17
Holomisa: We will approach the Constitutional Court to enforce the Nkandla Remedial Actions against Jacob Zuma.

03 Oct 13:16
The UDM's Bantu Holomisa says: We are aware that our report maybe won't make its way to Parliament - but we are accountable to the people.

03 Oct 13:10
Malema: We cannot be part of a project that destroys what our leaders like Mandela fought for.

03 Oct 13:09
Malema: The ANC uses its majority to do unconstitutional things.

03 Oct 13:09
Malema: It doesn't make a difference - whether we are inside [committee] or not.

03 Oct 13:08
Now for the EFF's Julius Malema: We were there for 2 days and we started to sound like a scratched CD...repeating itself.

03 Oct 13:06
Opposition will equally stop at nothing to ensure that President Zuma is brought to full account, and has his day in court - Maimane says

03 Oct 13:04
Maimane: ANC is intent on whitewashing the truth of what happened at Nkandla.

03 Oct 13:03
Now Cope's Mosiuoa Lekota: I'm convinced that the ANC is being lead by people who want to destroy the Constitution.

03 Oct 13:00

03 Oct 12:59
Maimane: We call on SA to stand with us in this long battle.

03 Oct 12:59
Maimane says the Opposition Report on Nkandla will be tabled in parliament at the 24 October.

03 Oct 12:58
Maimane: We will not stand for illegitimate protection of Zuma.

03 Oct 12:57
Maimane: we will table an opposition report on Nkandla and we will argue that it be considered by Parliament.

03 Oct 12:56
Maimane: Zuma must pay back what he owes to SA.

03 Oct 12:56
Maimane: The opposition collectively disagrees with findings of SIU that they absolve Zuma from Nkandla.

03 Oct 12:56
Maimane: They [ANC members on the ad hoc committee] will present the report to Parliament as if it represents everyone...

03 Oct 12:55
Maimane: The committee could just as well meet at Luthuli House...it is an ANC study group.

03 Oct 12:55

03 Oct 12:54
Maimane: Zuma has not said anything about the money. Instead of doing the right thing they prefer to water-down the Constitution.

03 Oct 12:52
Maimane: The ANC has used the committee to deflect attention from Zuma...

03 Oct 12:52
Maimane: The ANC is willing to do anything to defend Zuma...

03 Oct 12:51

The conference has started.

The DA's Maimane: The Constitution is under threat...


03 Oct 12:51

03 Oct 12:51

03 Oct 12:50
It looks as if party heads are taking their seats.

03 Oct 12:33

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has not received a formal request from President Jacob Zuma to determine whether the president had to repay a portion of state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

"There was no request received by the minister of police from President Zuma regarding determination on whether he is liable for any contributions in respect of security upgrades undertaken at his private residence," Nhleko said on Thursday.

He was responding to a written parliamentary question from Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota.

The DA said this answer showed Zuma never had any intention of refunding the state for some of the R246m spent on his KwaZulu-Natal estate as a security upgrade spiralled into excess.


03 Oct 12:31

Zuma bears no responsibility for overspending at his Nkandla home, ANC MPs said on Tuesday last week.

"It cannot be that there was enrichment that came about as the result of an error of judgment of someone and that the president has something to pay," senior ANC MP Mathole Motshekga said.

Motshekga made the remark after telling his five ANC colleagues in the committee he maintained his view that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings were not binding and so the committee did not have to enforce them.


03 Oct 12:16
Last week, opposition parties staged a walk-out of the Nkandla ad hoc committee because of a fundamental disagreement with the ANC's position on the status of findings made by the public protector.

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