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More sparks expected in parliament over Nkandla

Today, parliament prepares for more anger over Nkandla, a debate ensues over whether or not to accept the Nkandla ad hoc committee’s findings, that President Jacob Zuma should not pay back any of the money spent by government on his home in Nkandla.

EWN's Rahima Essop reported on the Midday Report that she expects ANC to pull out its big guns to defend the president, as well as that the ANC will make arguments that the upgrades to the presidents' residence were far from 'opulent' and 'luxurious' and that the president is not to blame and shouldn't have to pay. This was the stance the ANC took at the ad hoc committee on the 7th of August.

Rahima predicts that the public protector is bound to be in the firing line in parliament and that there will sparks firing from opposition parties. A minority report was drafted by 9 opposition parties recommending that parliament reject the police minister's report, which the DA will put forward a motion to have this report adopted by parliament.

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