One less thing for Zuma to worry about during Parliament grilling

2016-03-17 11:03
President Jacob Zuma. (Lerato Maduna, Foto24)

President Jacob Zuma. (Lerato Maduna, Foto24)

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Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma will have one less thing to worry about when he faces a grilling in the National Assembly on Thursday after a question from EFF leader Julius Malema was officially taken off the list.

This was after the party decided to withdraw from participating in the question and answer session.

Malema wanted to know who Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan wanted to "remove" after his reappointment to the position.

This is believed to be in relation to the minister's relationship with SA Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane.

Malema wanted to know: "Whether‚ upon the reappointment of Mr Gordhan as the Minister of Finance‚ he received a written or verbal communication from the Minister recommending the removal of a certain person (name and details furnished); if so‚ (a) what reasons were cited by the Minister motivating for the removal of the person and (b) why did he not remove the person?"

But the question was officially withdrawn after the EFF’s decision not to participate in the session, which means other parties would now not be able to pose supplementary questions on it either.

The EFF said they believed that Zuma should not be afforded the respect and courtesy deserving of a president because he did not respect his oath of office, including the calling of his office.

"We see no value in engaging a man who has no honour, who lies and who is a stooge of the Gupta family," spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said on Wednesday.

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  jacob zuma  |  julius malema  |  pravin gordhan  |  politics  |  parliament 2016

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