The South African President, Jacob Zuma, was given two weeks to respond to Parliament, by Public Protector, Thuli Madonsel, when she released her report last month. Today, Wedneday 2 April, was the final day. The response, according to IOL News, was this:
President Jacob Zuma will respond later ….
Apparently he will wait until he receives a report from the Special Investigating Unit. I don’t have any information about how long time that will take. On E-News they said it might take long time.
The General election will take place 7 May.
Today the ANC took the DA to court. Reason being: the DA has sent out thousands of SMS:s in Gauteng. BDLive publishes the wording of the SMS:
The Nkandla report shows how Zuma stole your money to build his R246m home. Vote DA on 7 May to beat corruption. Together for change.
That SMS does not impress me. It gives an impression that the report of the Public Protector is part of the election campaign. I don’t think it is. Or at least should not be.
But at the same time I do believe that the President made the wrong decision not to respond to parliament. After all: the money spent at Nkandla belongs to the people of South Africa.