Why was the Nkandla report postponed at the last minute?

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's brief to Parliament regarding his Nkandla report (scheduled for 7pm on Wednesday) has been postponed at the last minute.

We interviewed Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, EWN Reporter and presenter of the Midday Report Stephen Grootes, Independent Political Analyst Prof. Sipho Seepe, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Editor of Beeld and Author of Zuma Exposed Adriaan Basson.

Listen to the audio clips (scroll down) for more detail.

I think this delay is an absolute shame. This report belongs to the people of South Africa. It sounds to me there’s a pursuit of a scapegoat.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

Nkandla is but a percent of the total corruption in this country, but if we don’t highlight this issue then South Africa is in a dangerous place.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

The president seems to believe he gains credibility in the eyes of the ANC by joking about serious issues in Parliament.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

Zuma is overriding the Chapter 9 institutions.

Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter

I don’t think we should read too much into this postponement.

Prof. Sipho Seepe, Independent Political Analyst

We are in a permanent state of waiting for justice in South Africa. This is typical of government. You must never believe a single promise the ANC makes. The report was probably not well-cooked enough to absolve Jacob Zuma. They need to man up! They are criminal and corrupt.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

It’s been a very strange day! I’m sure Luthuli House will be very busy tonight.

Adriaan Basson, Beeld Editor

The Minister doesn’t have room to make serious findings against the president. The ANC should know by now that a political solution is needed. Nkandla has cost the ANC votes. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Minister finds that Jacob Zuma should repay at least a small part of this.

Adriaan Basson, Beeld Editor

Cyril Ramaphosa has to regain the trust of ANC supporters.

Adriaan Basson, Beeld Editor

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