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Da unite with EFF on Nkandla issue

By Kgothatso Madisa | Aug 21, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 15 ]

Democratic Alliance (DA) has agreed to come on board and unite with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as they plan to challenge the repayment of over R200million spent on Nkandla.

EFF Members of Parliament put up a protest earlier today in Parliament demanding President Jacob Zuma to pay back the money spent on upgrades at his private home in KwaZulu-Natal.

EFF leader Julius Malema said that they want to have a platform in Parliament to discuss the issue around the repayment of the money.

“The president must be held accountable, he is not above the law. He has an ID [Identity Document] like all of us.

“All of us must unite, the opposition must unite. There is no other avenue,” said Malema who then called on the DA to join them as they plan on challenging the Nkandla matter further.

DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said that the DA agrees with the EFF and they should unite and seek answers on Nkandla.

“I agree fundamentally with the questions and that the president must give an answer to what it is and the how much and what is the amount itself,” said Maimane.

This however came after Maimane, in an earlier interview with eNCA, said that the EFF removed Parliament’s opportunity to hold President Zuma to account.

“The question is right, but here’s the fundamental issue here - that we call for an adhoc committee, the committee is established.

“"The president is notorious for not answering questions in the house and therefore it presents a problem, but the facts remain that there is an adhoc committee set up to deal with this question.”

“Members of the EFF failed, equally, by not respecting the proceedings of the House and removed Parliament's opportunity to hold the President to account,” said Maimane.

COMMENTS [ 15 ]

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Shredder

Mmusi Maimane can make good combination. They both know their stories. DA forming alliance with EFF (in my dreams), that would be the collapse of ANC.

Aug 21, 2014 10:29 | 2 replies

Shredder

Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema can make good combination.

Aug 21, 2014 10:30 | 0 replies

RobinX

I agree. A surprising development but these strange bedfellows may just get something going here.

Aug 22, 2014 8:21 | 0 replies

maneater

the ANC will rue the day it decided to postpone the issue of nkandla until after the elections, now that the EFF is here is will be very difficult for them. they should have put it to bed last year already!

Aug 22, 2014 7:6 | 0 replies

ProudlySouthAfrican2014

Mr President - stop stalling the Nkandla issue - Soth Africans deserve the truth(the real truth).

Aug 22, 2014 7:9 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

Mmusi is weak, wish Lindiwe was there.

Aug 22, 2014 7:32 | 0 replies

Senyuki

Mmusi is clever and Julius is persistant perfect combination so I believe for the first time we will get an answer from this stupid president of ours.

Aug 22, 2014 8:9 | 3 replies

RobinX

I fully agree. This is a development I will be watching.

Aug 22, 2014 8:22 | 0 replies

UnbiasedCitizen

That would be the day we turn this demo-crazy to democrazy, i like the idea

Aug 22, 2014 9:19 | 1 replies
Aug 22, 2014 9:20 | 0 replies

sabzamotha

@Senyuke But how can you say the president is stupid? you are out of order. I think its the other way around

Aug 22, 2014 9:47 | 0 replies

smokie

How can Shower Head appoint his Junior *Minister of Police* to determine how much he must pay this Shower Head is playing with fire can a junior charge a boss, you voted for this Mampara who can even answer simple questions *When are u going to pay the money* Viva EFF viva!

Aug 22, 2014 9:20 | 0 replies

oneseeks

Guys this is an agreement on the Nkandla issue not an alliance-ship. Where is the UDM?

Aug 29, 2014 4:30 | 0 replies