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President Zuma wants to settle Nkandla case

President Jacob Zuma says that he wants  to settle the Nkandla case with EFF and DA.

“President Jacob Zuma has proposed an end to the drawn-out legal controversy regarding the Public Protector’s March 2014 report on Nkandla, ‘Secure in Comfort’. While President Zuma remains critical of a number of factual aspects and legal conclusions in the report, he proposes a simple course to implement what the Public Protector recommended as remedial action contained in the report,” Presidency said.

Zuma proposes that the determination of the amount he is to pay should be independently and impartially determined.

Zuma added that he also supports the need for finality in the matter of the Public Protector’s report.

The proposal by President Zuma has been made in a letter directed on Tuesday morning by his attorneys to the Registrar of the Constitutional Court.

Zuma has requested that the courts allow the AG and the Minister of Finance to determine amount to be paid.

“It will now be for the court to decide if the offer is an appropriate basis for an order,” said the presidency.

According to the Presidency, the EFF, the DA  and the Public Protector have not responded to the President’s proposal, which was made in his answering affidavit in November last year. It will now be for the court to decide if the offer is an appropriate basis for an order when the applications are argued on 9 February 2016.