03 June 2015
The Democratic Alliance said the move by the
African National Congress majority in parliament to block the inclusion of the
report by the Public Protector into Nkandla, for the Ad Hoc Committee is a
great loss for executive accountability.
Parliament last night voted to establish an ad hoc
committee that would review Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s report on the
security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.
DA Leader Spokesperson Mabine Seabe said as such
ANC voted to absolve the President and degenerate accountability on the
“We are on the views that the Minister’s report is
irrational and biased and therefore can’t be reviewed insolation and the Public
Protector’s report must also be looked at by the heads of the committee.” Seabe
Meanwhile the Congress of the People said the
establishment of the committee is an insult to South Africans.
National Spokesperson Dennis Bloem said they will
not participate in undermining the Constitution nor the office of the Public
“We have said this last year that we are not there
to undermine the office of the Public Protector and we are also there to
respect the constitution. We are not going to participate in any ad hoc
committee.” Bloem added.
Labels: Opposition parties not in favour of Ad Hoc Committee