President Zuma to appear in Parliament for tough Q&A


South African President Jacob Zuma will face a question-and-answer session, the last this year, in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

This will be Zuma’s first appearance in Parliament since he blasted the speaker for not “protecting him” during his sessions in the National Assembly.

The president, who has not had an easy year in Parliament, will answer questions on ministers Mosebenzi Zwane and Des Van Rooyen’s bids to stop the release of the State of Capture report.

“Whether he and/or his legal team instructed Zwane and/or van Rooyen, to lodge applications to interdict the release of the Public Protector’s report, entitled State of Capture, due to the specified persons’ alleged relationships with the Gupta family; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the reasons in each case?” Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane wants to know.

Zwane will again be in the spotlight with the president also expected to answer questions on the closure of Oakbay Investments’ accounts by major banks.