Zuma to have the last word in Parliament - for 2015 at least

2015-11-16 16:50
President Jacob Zuma (Jaco Marais, Die Burger)

President Jacob Zuma (Jaco Marais, Die Burger)

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Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma's appearances in Parliament this year have been riddled with disruptions, confrontations and even comic relief as he faced off with opposition parties' questions about the upgrade to his Nkandla homestead.

But on Thursday, with nothing personal on the question paper, it should be smooth sailing for Zuma who will have to answer only six questions, with four related follow-up questions allowed. This will be his last oral question session in the National Assembly for the year.

Questions will cover topics like the support government will provide to drought-hit communities and farmers, and how the appointment of election officers from organisations like the South African Democratic Teachers Union could impact on free and fair local government elections in 2016.

Other questions Zuma will face include one from the United Democratic Movement's Bantu Holomisa on the roll-out of information and communication technology connectivity and the number of ICT centres created.

He will also have to answer for the ruling party's hosting of a delegation of Hamas leaders in October, and whether that had undermined the effectiveness of the government's foreign policy which promotes a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine.

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