'Pay back the money' won’t be answered on Wednesday

2015-03-09 13:09
President Jacob Zuma. (City Press)

President Jacob Zuma. (City Press)

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Cape Town – Members of parliament have lined up six questions for President Jacob Zuma to answer in Parliament’s upcoming question-and answer session - and 'pay back the money' is not one of them.

In the question paper released by Parliament on Monday, six questions have been listed in full from various members of the house, with four due from opposition parties, and a further two coming from the ruling party itself.

Questions surrounding controversial upgrades to the president's Nkandla residence, which stalled the last Presidential question-and-answer session on 21 August, are not on the agenda for Wednesday's sitting.

Nor will the president deal with other questions left unanswered during his last appearance.

Among the MPs due to speak on Wednesday will be leaders of both the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters.

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane is due to ask the president on what dates he will commit to appearing before the National Assembly to answer oral questions as required by the Constitution.

EFF party leader Julius Malema has two questions scheduled for Wednesday’s question-and-answer session.

The first revolves around the uncertain future of special investigations unit the Hawks, currently without a head, and what the president is planning to do to ensure stability in the unit.

The second is a lot broader, as Malema will ask President Zuma what his position is on the perception that the recent failures of the country’s criminal justice system is attributed to the president’s "own desire to avoid accountability".

Also on the list of MP speakers is the IFP’s Mkhuleko Hlengwa, the NFP’s Maliyakhe Shelembe, as well as Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, and ANC MP Amos Mahlalela.

To read the question paper released by Parliament in full, click here.

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