EFF going to court over Nkandla

BY CHARL BOSCH - JUNE 1, 2015

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have said that they plan on taking legal action against President Jacob Zuma, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, following the latter’s report which cleared Zuma of being held liable to pay back a portion of the R246-million spent on security upgrades at his private Nkandla home.

Speaking in a statement, the party’s National Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, said that Nhleko’s findings was essentially a rehashed version of Nxesi’s “discredited” inter-ministerial report from 2013, describing it as “an insult to the collective intelligence of South Africans”.

“For Nhleko to suggest that Zuma must pay nothing when he unduly benefited, is laughable and against the law,” Ndlozi said.

“That report was released before the Public Protector report and she had considered its findings in her report, which she severely criticised. To revive it now is just fraudulent obstinacy on the part of the Executive”.

Ndlozi also stated that the party would continue to raise the matter whenever Zuma appears in Parliament to ask and answer questions, adding that mass action can be expected in an attempt “to get back the money stolen from our people to benefit Zuma and his cronies”.