Will EFF ask “pay back the money?”


A tweet by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has raised suspensions that one of its MP’s or party leader Julius Malema, could ask President Jacob Zuma when he is prepared to back the money spent on his private Nkandla home, during a questions and answers session in Parliament later today.

The post, which simply reads #PayBackTheMoney 11 March and posted on Tuesday, has hinted at the possible asking of the question, despite it not appearing on the list of six that Zuma will answer to, that led to the infamous August 21st sitting, where proceeding had to be adjourned after the EFF continuously chanted the phrase during Zuma’s last oral session. He has not appeared to answer questions in Parliament since.

In an interview with eNCA, the party’s National Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, said that Zuma must owe-up to the question and that his original explanation of having Police Minister Nathi Nhleko evaluate as to whether any of the R246-million spent was for non-security upgrades, cannot be used as an excuse each time the matter is brought up.

“We want an oral answer to when is he going to pay back the money. He cannot say he doesn’t want to answer it,” Ndlozi told the broadcaster.