Parliament to probe Nkandla report

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File: During a Q and A session in Parliament, President Jacob Zuma flatly denied personal wrongdoing and any obligation to repay state money spent on his home in Nkandla.

JOHANNESBURG - Parliament has established an ad hoc committee to consider Public Protector Thuli Madonsela&39;s report on Nkandla.

National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu has set up the group of 12 members to look at the matter.

The establishment of the committee is in accordance with parliamentary rules, which allow the Speaker to consult with political parties before setting up such a committee.

Its members will have report back no than later than the 30th of this month.

In her report Madonsela found that President Jacob Zuma and his family improperly benefited from the R246-million in security upgrades to his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

Last week Zuma said he was waiting for a Special Investigating Unit report before giving full and proper consideration to the matter.