President Jacob Zuma is set to hand out houses that have been built by his foundation, the Jacob Zuma Foundation today in Nkandla as part of the ANC’s electioneering events.
President Zuma’s efforts at damage control are transparent and quite frankly misplaced. If he really was serious about turning the lives of those living in grinding poverty a stone throw away from his Nkandla home he would respect the Public Protector’s recommendations, pay back what he owes South African tax payers, take responsibility for his role in the Nkandla scandal and step down from office.
In fact, it must be asked why he didn’t do this sooner? While millions were being spent on his private home for years, he did nothing. If he really cared about the people of Nkandla, he would have intervened years ago.
The truth is that he would much rather donate houses in this neighbourhood than admit guilt and be held accountable for the millions spent on his private home in Nkandla at the expense of many government projects which were aimed to benefit poor South Africans.
It has become clear that President Zuma and the ANC will never do what is right and apologise to South Africa for this flagrant abuse of state funds.
That is why I approached Parliament to establish an ad hoc committee that will investigate this scandal and possibly resolve that the National Assembly vote on my motion to impeach the President and remove him from office. Though the ANC is doing everything possible to delay the proceedings of the committee, we will not be deterred.
The DA will make sure that those who have no regard for public money, the Constitution and for Parliament are made to answer.
Lindiwe Mazibuko, Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance
Source : Democratic Alliance