Warren Mabona
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5 Mar 2015
1:00 pm

EFF still plans to grill Zuma

Warren Mabona

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will use "various avenues" to get an answer from President Jacob Zuma in parliament on when he will pay back some of the Nkandla money.

FILE PICTURE: President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: DoC)

Zuma will respond to oral questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday. EFF leader Julius Malema has insisted he will ask Zuma the same question whenever he meets him in a parliamentary session.

The EFF wants Zuma to repay a portion of the R246 million spent on controversial security upgrades at his Nkandla private home, as recommended by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

However, the list of political parties’ questions to be put to Zuma next week shows Malema will ask two questions, neither of which has anything to do with the Nkandla controversy.


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FILE PICTURE: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

FILE PICTURE: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA


EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told The Citizen parliament was suppressing his party on the matter, but would not elaborate.

“We are taking this matter to parliament’s rules committee this week,” says Ndlozi.

“Zuma has already said he will not answer that question. The argument is he must answer that question because it is already there [in the previous session’s internal question paper].”

According to the internal question paper, Malema will ask Zuma what he is doing to ensure stability in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Special Investigating Unit and the Hawks.

His second question is about Zuma’s position regarding the perception that, at the centre of all the problems experienced by the criminal justice institutions, is a desire to protect Zuma from accounting to corruption charges against him.

These charges were dropped by the NPA in 2009.