EFF begins countdown to opening of Parliament

2015-02-02 14:30
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Cape Town – The EFF has official started the countdown to the opening of Parliament with a ticking clock titled “SONA countdown Zuma #paybackthemoney” on their website.

The Economic Freedom Fighters vowed to disrupt President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address on 12 February to demand answers over the Nkandla upgrades.

Last month EFF leader Julius Malema said: “We are going to have a heated argument between ourselves and the president and the Speaker including those voting cattle of the ANC there."

Malema said the country needs answers from Zuma regarding the R246m upgrades to his private Nkandla home.

"We have an appointment with him [Zuma] on the 12th of February and he is going to answer questions," he said.

Confronting corruption

"The leadership of the EFF is highly charged and... we cannot abandon the programme. We are confronting corruption and we are confronting the face of corruption and, therefore, we must not be apologetic about it."

According Netwerk24, the last question session with Zuma in Parliament in November was disrupted when EFF MPs chanted "pay back the money".

Riot police were called into the National Assembly after EFF MP Ngwanamakwetle Mashabela had called Zuma a "thief" and refused to leave the House when ordered to.

The presidency recommended last month that 11 March, almost a month after Zuma's State of the Nation address, be set aside for questions.

But Malema has refused to abide by the set date, saying Zuma will be confronted at the opening of Parliament.

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  jacob zuma  |  julius malema  |  cape town  |  state of the nation 2015  |  parliament 2015  |  politics

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