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“Pay back the money”, EFF members tell Zuma

By Sowetan Live | Aug 21, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 56 ]

Parliamentary proceedings were disrupted today by EFF members who were demanding answers from the President on whether he intended to pay back the money used for the construction of his Nkandla home.

Members of Parliament were given a chance to pose questions to the president during the National Assembly plenary and as expected Nkandla was the hot topic of the day.

The first to fire a hot question was DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane who asked the President whether he saw no conflict of interest in personally appointing the National director of Public Prosecution who would determine the outcome of his '781 charges'.

“There are no charges against me so the issue of conflict of interest does not arise on this case,” Zuma responded. "That is not a question", he continued.

EFF leader Julius Malema then asked about the Nkandla saga.

“I am asking because you have not provided an answer,” he said.

"You failed to meet the 14 days deadline set by the Public Protector and now when you respond, you tell us about the police who must decide who will pay.”

“We are not leaving before getting an answer. When are you going to pay the money because the Public Protector recommended that the President must pay it back?”

Zuma responded by saying that a response to all reports on the security upgrades were submitted to speaker last week.

“I hope we are not going to make a debate on this issue because I have responded appropriately,” Zuma added.

This infuriated EFF members who started shouting:

“The Nkandla money must be paid. You can’t hide behind The Presidency,” one member said.

"Bring back our money. Give us the date and time,” said another

“Pay back the money, they started shouting.”

Baleka Mbete was then forced to suspended proceedings after security requested the MPs to vacate Parliament in order to deal with the stubborn members of EFF.


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Agree shower man must pay the tax payers money

Aug 21, 2014 3:33 | 0 replies


Whoppie am the first to comment I am sure someone in Cape Town is heart broken coz he did not comment first

Aug 21, 2014 3:34 | 2 replies


In ur dreams Mgijimi and Robin X

Aug 21, 2014 3:35 | 1 replies


Lol @The Baws is favouring you I was the first one and I have seen it long time ago that he(@The Baws) does not like me

Aug 21, 2014 3:41 | 1 replies


Lolz.. why do you say that? What did I do?

Aug 21, 2014 6:3 | 0 replies


In your dreams short man. Someone should shove a shoe in your mouth. LOL

Aug 21, 2014 3:48 | 1 replies


Lol I was the first but the Sowetan editor does not like me

Aug 21, 2014 3:59 | 1 replies


It could be that a few of you commented at the same time...? Not sure how you don't reflect as the first comment - but thank you for commenting first.

Aug 21, 2014 6:5 | 0 replies


That old man is taking us for granted we are paying for his many wives , Accomodation all the expenses but that does not stop him from looting tax payers money That Nkadla warrior called president must be removed and charged and pay back Tax payers money

Aug 21, 2014 3:35 | 0 replies


EFF will not take part in many parliament discussions, they cannot direct their frustration in an orderly manner and make an impact. every heated debate, they'll be expelled.

Aug 21, 2014 3:35 | 2 replies


Even if people are directing their frustration in an orderly manner but nothing will be done by the ANC as long as it involve immoral zulu boy

Aug 21, 2014 3:37 | 0 replies


@Maduvula: The so called parliament is shaped to allow a vacuum of ANC fraud which naturally dont fit well in EFF shoes. There is nothing to discuss from the public protector report,except that Zuma should pay back some of the money. Otherwise if we give police officers to deal with the investigation of Thuli Madonzela,we are risking to be fooled even more by the buch of ANC liars. If the calculations of Madonzela are correct,therefore her answer should be correct. We cant use her calculation and let police officers to give answers. Zuma fotsek monna. Marete a hao!!!

Aug 21, 2014 4:1 | 1 replies


yah but their electorate put them in parliament to be morons, if EFF wanted clowns, they would've gone to a circus, every time Zuma is in the house, EFF will be expelled, that's not good for our democracy... EFF should work towards the future, to weaken the grip the ANC has on power, but they're making a fool of themselves, most people who wanted to vote for them but changed their minds in the last minutes due to Malema's explosive behaviour, are proud they didn't vote for fatboy.

Aug 21, 2014 4:23 | 0 replies


By the end of five years, nothing important and constructive will be discussed except this cat fight,Mmusi and Malema are fast tracking Zuma's living days, I would resign if I were in his situation

Aug 21, 2014 3:39 | 1 replies


True that short man

Aug 21, 2014 3:51 | 0 replies


'Pay back the money' Luckily Juju has made a tax arrangement with SARS or that could be confusing.

Aug 21, 2014 3:39 | 1 replies


Two wrongs dont make a right :) it’s still confusing because he didn't declare how he became a millionaire overnight. We can’t afford another Zuma on the helm of SA

Aug 21, 2014 3:52 | 0 replies


They can handle it, the speakers are told to expel them if they ask hard questions. There was nothing wrong with what EFF asked Zuma. It ws Q & A session n they only asked a valid question. Here is a question of anarchy from the ANC who wants to control and dictate every discussion to suit their agenda. We need to hold this leadership accountable as the EFF is doing. We sick of reading of scandal after scandal from the ANC every day. Its time ANC shows Zuma the door, he is a liability.

Aug 21, 2014 3:41 | 1 replies


Watch the news. They weren't thrown out for asking 'hard questions', they were thrown out for not even letting Zuma finish speaking! They had no intention of letting him answer their question.

Aug 21, 2014 4:6 | 0 replies


Yes no.1 must pay back, but malema and his hooligans must just start behaving like adults instead of effing the whole time. what a circus.

Aug 21, 2014 3:41 | 1 replies


If they are behaving that old man is not going to pay back our money

Aug 21, 2014 3:53 | 0 replies


“I hope we are not going to make a debate on this issue because I have responded appropriately,” Zuma added xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Zuma has not responded to the question we as nation we want a clear response as to when is he going to pay back Tax payers money not refer us to the Police , The Police are not the ones who improperly benefited from Nkandla project , Zuma must not make Police a scape goat

Aug 21, 2014 3:42 | 0 replies


The ANC created a monster Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Aug 21, 2014 3:43 | 1 replies


their monster is haunting them know, I like it

Aug 21, 2014 4:2 | 0 replies


I honestly can't see how EFF is going to make much headway if they are never in the house. I understand their tactics but it isn't resolving any issues. We aren't going to get anywhere if nobody is allowed to speak and shouting over everyone is allowed. Next we know, it will be back to bottom showing and bottle throwing.

Aug 21, 2014 3:44 | 3 replies


They are very foolish. Was it necessary to shout, causing disruption? They took the protesters mentality of looting and damaging of properties to parliament.

Aug 21, 2014 3:50 | 2 replies


Parly is not a HOLY PLACE we need to get out of that mentality

Aug 21, 2014 3:56 | 2 replies


Let me guess which party you support. Uhmmm!! EFF, am I right? SMH. You fools should think for yourself at sometimes. Not every word that Julius says is right. Some of you even throw around words that you don't even know. Nxa!! You need to slapped around in the ears, maybe you will start thinking for yourselves than behaving like trained parrots.

Aug 21, 2014 4:3 | 1 replies


Thsi specific debate show up two things very starkly : the intellectual dishonest of our president and his lackeys, and the unsuitability of EFF as a party to be taken seriously.

Aug 21, 2014 4:7 | 0 replies


SharpSharp, no it's not a holy place, but it is our legislature, and it is the place that demonstrates, more than anything else, the political maturity of a country.

Aug 21, 2014 4:5 | 0 replies


I always said that our parliament is like a bunch of two year olds in a sandpit - it is getting worse!

Aug 21, 2014 3:57 | 0 replies


If you follow the ANC makes use of its majority to pass motion, and budged vote, some very useless vote.So thats their strategy, the EFF so far adopted the disruptive strategy to disagree with them, i wonder who will be fustrated at the end...

Aug 21, 2014 3:53 | 1 replies


If this was during a motion, I would understand. I wouldn't agree with it, but I would understand. It is questions and answers! EFF are going to be the ones who are frustrated at the end of this. The parliamentary rules allow the Speaker to hand out suspensions. Now what the hell happens if they decide to make a motion whilst EFF members are suspended? This is grown up people's stuff now, not irritating the bus driver on a school trip because you are bored!

Aug 21, 2014 4:0 | 0 replies


They not mature for pol!tics Hahahaha

Aug 21, 2014 3:54 | 1 replies


How to you measure maturity?Zuma has been farting in public and you didnt see immaturity,when we fight to get back your money you claim infantility. You should be high in nya.ope damnt. We are going to fight if the ANC doesnt pay 216 million

Aug 21, 2014 4:8 | 1 replies


Nobody is denying that Zuma is 'farting in public'. The right thing to do is to at least let him FINISH 'farting' his reply BEFORE shouting about the smell! If you ask someone a question, let them finish their reply before you protest the answer!

Aug 21, 2014 4:13 | 1 replies


We have been waiting for five years,but we cant take it anymore as its clear that his automatic buttocks farts ebola. We are fighters. We will fight and take allove the government.

Aug 21, 2014 4:21 | 1 replies


You want to fight? Go to DRC and join one of their warlords. Here we have a democracy. I dislike the ANC with a passion at the moment but, I will happily stand with our government against you if you try and take my country by force. This isn't some tinpot dictatorship where we will sit back and allow you to violently overthrow our government.

Aug 21, 2014 4:24 | 0 replies