Malema: It’s not a crime to ask Zuma questions

2015-01-21 21:23

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is not prepared to wait until March to demand answers from President Jacob Zuma regarding upgrades to his private Nkandla home.

“We have an appointment with him on the 12th of February and he is going to answer questions,” said Malema in an interview today.

“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.”

The EFF has vowed to disrupt Zuma’s State of the Nation Address on February 12 unless a special sitting of the National Assembly is scheduled for Zuma to answer questions.

Malema today warned there would be “heated” arguments during the State of the Nation next month but this would not warrant the police being called in again.

“The police have got no room to play where members of Parliament are arguing amongst themselves.

“We are going to have a heated argument between ourselves and the president and the Speaker including those voting cattle of the ANC there,” he said.

However, the police had no right to enter the House.

“They are not elected, they must go and fight crime somewhere else.

“It’s not a crime to ask the president questions so there is no need for them to come into Parliament.”

Earlier today, Speaker Baleka Mbete announced that Zuma would answer questions in the National Assembly in March.

The presidency had recommended March 11, almost a month after Zuma’s State of the Nation Address.

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