The suspicious last minute changing of the SIU website regarding the status of its Nkandla investigation from ‘completed’ back to ‘ongoing’ barely two hours after the presidency press statement, and subsequent confirmation from SIU that its investigation will only be completed at the end of May, confirms that President Zuma’s delaying tactics are aimed at delaying accountability until after the elections.
“I will write to the head of the SIU, Mr Vasantrai Soni, to request an urgent explanation as to why the status of the investigation was suddenly changed on their website just moments after the Presidency announced it would wait for the SIU investigation before providing a full-response to Parliament.
I will also request a full update on the investigation,” said Lindiwe Mazibuko from the Democratic Alliance.
It is now up to Parliament to compel President Zuma to answer for his part in the Nkandla scandal.
South Africa deserves no less from our elected leaders.