“Pay back the money” not on Zuma’s question agenda

BY CHARL BOSCH - MARCH 9, 2015

Parliament has released a document showing the six questions that will be answered by President Jacob Zuma during his questions and answers session in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

It will be his first appearance since the infamous August 21st sitting, when members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chanted pay back the money in reference to the R246-million spend on security upgrades at his private Nkandla home.

According to the document published by News24, four of the questions will be asked by opposition parties namely, Democratic Alliance (DA) Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane; EFF leader Julius Malema; Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa, and National Freedom Party (NFP) MP Maliyakhe Shelembe, while the remaining two will be asked by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, and ANC MP Amos Mahlalela.

The document makes no reference as to when the president will answer questions about Nkandla, while the three unanswered questions from the August sitting, will not be dealt with.

Questions on the agenda will include the dates of Zuma’s next appearance to answer queries from opposition parties, what measures has he implemented to deal with the crisis in the criminal justice system, the progress of Operation Phakisa since his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last month, why did he fail to mention the Independent System Market Operator Bill in his SONA, and the progress of the Back-to-Basics campaign.

 

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