DA in high gear with motion to impeach Zuma

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Parliamentary leader for the opposition Democratic Alliance, Lindiwe Mazibuko, delivers a speech on November 15, 2012. in the parliament in Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance is pushing forward with its motion to impeach the President.

President Jacob Zuma’s deadline on the Nkandla findings is upon him today -- Public Protector Thuli Madonsela gave him two weeks to report to the National Assembly what action he’s going to take.

The opposition party disagrees with Madonsela’s findings that Zuma did not deliberately mislead Parliament about the upgrades to his Nkandla home.

It says it has prima facie evidence that he was intricately involved in the upgrade discussion.

This morning the opposition party submitted evidence to the speaker of parliament, Max Sisulu.

The party listed Zuma’s complaint in 2010 about the slow progress with the implementation of the project, his meeting with officials of the Public Works department in 2012 to inform him of security measures, and his introduction of his personal architect to senior government officials, as evidence he knew of the work being done.

The DA’s Parliamentary Leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, says a full investigation will set in motion the impeachment process.

“We are saying Parliament must take this motion, hand it over to an ad hoc committee to investigate, then present findings to the House, on which the House must vote to decide whether the president must be removed from office,” says Mazibuko.

 

Misleading Parliament is Misleading the Nation - DA