State’s U-turn on Nkandla review

2014-06-01 06:00

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The government is backing down on its threat to challenge Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report in court.

The former security cluster of ministers announced days before the new Cabinet’s appointment that they would review “aspects” of the report in a move that was widely criticised as a delay tactic.

But this week, new Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha told City Press he believed Parliament was the appropriate forum for the matter to be handled.

Senior government sources also told City Press there were strong indications that the court challenge would be dropped.

Some new ministers in the cluster prefer the matter to be handled through Parliament, believing the ANC could better manage it there than if it were left to the courts, where the outcome would be unpredictable.

Read: A government that takes you to court is a good one – Thuli Madonsela

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