Zuma Q&A in National Assembly: AS IT HAPPENED

2017-08-31 13:39

The EFF has given President Jacob Zuma a hard time in the National Assembly where is was quizzed on topics ranging from the SABC, Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe and the economy.

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31 Aug 20:44

Zuma in the dark on reasons for Grace Mugabe's exit

President Jacob Zuma says he is not the person to ask about the reasons for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe being granted diplomatic immunity by one of his own ministers.

31 Aug 20:40

SAA has never been 'on top of the world', says Zuma

South African Airways has had problems "all the time" and cannot be attributed to the current board and management, says President Jacob Zuma.

31 Aug 20:03

Zuma: I didn't ask anyone to help my family with state capture, or whatever

President Jacob Zuma wishes to “make it categorically clear” that he never instructed any state institutions to give contracts to his family members.

But he will appoint an inquiry into “state capture, or whatever”.

31 Aug 20:02

SA economy hasn't performed under former cabinet ministers - Zuma

The South African economy has not functioned properly under the former ministers who got sacked during the Cabinet reshuffle at the end of March this year, President Jacob Zuma said.

During a parliamentary question and answer session, DA leader Mmusi Maimane asked Zuma if he agreed that the economy is in the doldrums due to his “recycling of finance ministers”, which had caused considerable policy and leadership uncertainty.

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Zuma says he is telling the truth.

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Zuma: I am not a lawyer and was not involved in the immunity decision.

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Maimane wants to know why there is a witch hunt against ANC MP Makhosi Khoza and why Grace Mugabe was granted diplomatic immunity.

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President Jacob Zuma steers clear from responding to the question on Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe.

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Zuma: Standing here, I don't know anyone in my Cabinet guilty of abusing women.

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Liezl van der Merwe presses Zuma on comments made by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on ANC leaders abusing women.

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Zuma says a lot more needs to be done to change attitudes towards women.

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Zuma: Domestic and family violence units have been reintroduced in police stations.

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Zuma: SA has made considerable progress in the fight against gender-based violence through public partnerships

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Zuma: Government has opened 60 sexual offences courts aimed at minimising the secondary victimisation of victims

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The last question now:

Inkatha Freedom Party MP Liezl van der Merwe wants to know if Zuma has taken any steps to investigate senior government officials following Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's defence of former deputy minister Mduduzi Manana.

Dlamini had claimed there "were worse" offenders in high-ranking government positions than Manana, who is currently out on bail for assault.

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Zuma: The BRICS Bank is earmarked to help grow the SA economy

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Zuma: A total of 614 women have been trained and more than a 1000 youth have been trained in marine sector.

31 Aug 16:26
Zuma: The ocean economy leg of Operation Phakisa has attracted R24bn in investments.

31 Aug 16:26

What is Operation Phakisa?

Operation Phakisa aims to help implement the National Development Plan, which is the country’s socio-economic development blueprint.

Operation Phakisa, launched in October 2014, is a cross-sector programme where various stakeholders engage to implement initiatives and concrete actions to address constraints to delivery in a prioritised focused area for public accountability and transparency.

31 Aug 16:25
ANC MP Mervyn Dirks wants an update on some of the major achievements of Operation Phakisa

31 Aug 16:23
Zuma says the delay with this SIU investigation into the SABC had nothing to do with finances. "The application needed to be cleaned up."

31 Aug 16:21
Zuma repeats that he is in the process of establishing a judicial commission of inquiry

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Agang's Andries Tlouamma asks why Zuma always associates himself with corrupt individuals

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Deputy Speaker Tsenoli is calling for order as MPs rise on frivolous points of order

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