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DA and UDM lambast Zuma's about-turn on Nkandla

Leaders of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) have criticised President Jacob Zuma's sudden willingness to settle the long-running dispute over his private Nkandla home.

In a statement on Tuesday night, Zuma proposed that the Auditor-General and the Minister of Finance should determine the amount he should repay.

The DA's Mmusi Maimane said Zuma has opted to pay back the money in an effort to avoid inevitable humiliation at the Constitutional Court.

Meanwhile, the UDM's Bantu Holomisa said Zuma had shown no respect for South Africans and suggested that the electoral system should allow the public to vote for state presidents.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

He knew very well that going to the Constitutional Court, he would be embarrassed when the the ruling from there says that he is compelled to uphold the Public Protector's remedial action.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

The process of litigation has brought him to a point where he is aware he has no other angle.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

The issue before us is whether the settlement will uphold the Public Protector's remedial action, and not replace it.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

The President is becoming notorious for working at night while we are asleep.

Bantu Holomisa, President of the UDM

He has embarrassed his own colleagues in the ANC. The attempt to avoid further embarrassment and ridicule by the Constitutional Court must be rejected.

Bantu Holomisa, President of the UDM

He has compromised the moral fibre of this country. He should do us a favour and resign... his escapades are too much.

Bantu Holomisa, President of the UDM

How are Baleka Mbete, Nkosinathi Nhleko and ANC MPs going to face the nation after they said Zuma should not pay a cent?

Bantu Holomisa, President of the UDM

This article first appeared on 702 : DA and UDM lambast Zuma's about-turn on Nkandla


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