Democratic Alliance leader
Mmusi Maimane has just announced his party's decision to push ahead with a
Constitutional Court case against President Jacob Zuma next Tuesday over the
Nkandla spending fiasco.
Maimane says while he notes Zuma’s settlement
offer, the DA contends that the contents of the proposal do not comply with the
remedial action set out by the Public Protector.
In a statement released last night, the
president proposed the amount he’s expected to pay back, relating to the
controversial renovations at his private home, should be independently
determined by the Auditor-General and minister of finance. DA leader
spokesperson Mabine Seabe said
“The presidents failure to
engage to publics protectors findings and ruminal action were illegal and
unconstitutional, the president has a clear case to answer in this regard.
It’s not a matter of merely
paying back the money, it’s also a matter of upholding the rule of law and constitution.
We as the DA are willing to fight this until the bitter end.”
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