EFF boycotts Zuma question session

2016-11-23 15:25
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Mlungisi Louw)

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Mlungisi Louw)

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Cape Town – The EFF boycotted President Jacob Zuma’s last question session for 2016 in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

The EFF benches were noticeably empty when the question session started at 15:00.

The party said earlier on Wednesday they would not participate as they did not regard Zuma as a president.

- Follow the live updates of the question session here

“Jacob Zuma was found by the Constitutional court to have violated his oath of office, and thereby undermining the Constitution in that he failed to uphold and protect it,” spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

“Zuma failed to do this in relation to the processes of the upgrade of his private home in Nkandla, where he unduly benefited from the abuse and misuse of state funds.”

The party made mention of the “State of Capture” report and said Zuma was “in the middle of rapacious and callous looting of state resources for his own benefits”.

“The EFF's non-participation in the question session today must never be mistaken for cowardice.”

Ndlozi said they would instead find ways of protecting Parliament from the likes of Zuma.

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