Ad Hoc Committee - President's Submission in response to Public Protector's Report on Nkandla
The ad hoc committee was established to deal with President Jacob Zuma’s response to the Public Protector’s report on the R246m taxpayer-funded security upgrades to his private residence. Opposition parties, took the unusual step of jointly boycotting the committee after a couple of meetings and declined to take part in the deliberations. They described the committee’s findings as a “whitewash” and have threatened to challenge it. The report apportions blame to the architect and officials in the SAPS, Department of Public Works and SANDF for the cost overruns. It also contradicted the Public Protector and found that the President is not in violation of the Executive Members Ethics Code. During the plenary debate on the report, matters escalated when riot police entered the National Assembly chamber to escort an EFF MP out.
The work of this committee was one of the defining highlights of the Fifth Parliament
Take a look back at what happened: Ad Hoc Committee - President's Submission in response to Public Protector's Report on Nkandla