President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma

“The DA notes the settlement offer made by President Zuma but contends that the contents of his settlement offer do not comply with the remedial actions as ordered by the Public Protector in her report entitled Secure in Comfort,” the party said.

President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma
This refers to the Nkandla scandal in which Zuma is accused of allowing the abuse of public funds worth 245 million rand, or about 15 million U.S. dollars in the security upgrades of his private home in Nkandal, KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Mandosela released the Secure in Comforta report in March 2014 into the final findings into the scandal.
Madonsela claims that Zuma’s family unduly benefited from the project and asks Zuma to pay part of the money on the project, a request rejected by Zuma then.

In his proposed solution announced earlier on Wednesday, Zuma offered to pay a certain amount of money. But he said the determination of the amount should be independently and impartially determined so as to achieve an end to the dispute in a manner that meets the Public Protector’s recommendations and is beyond political reproach.

The DA, after taking legal advice, has decided to proceed with presenting its Heads of Argument before the Constitutional Court scheduled for Feb. 9.

The DA contends that the contents of Zuma’s settlement offer do not comply with the remedial actions as ordered by the Public Protector in her report.

It wants the president to designate the Auditor-General to come to a determination as to how much he is liable to pay. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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