DA gets green light to question Zuma on R1 million security money claims

The issue of state capture is expected to take precedence as President Jacob Zuma prepares to answer questions from MPs in Parliament on Thursday.

While Zuma will be asked to shed some light on the legal fees racked up in his lengthy court battle and the National Prosecuting Authority's decision to drop criminal against him, this is only one of six questions.

The Democratic Alliance has put in a request to the Speaker's office for an urgent question to be added to the afternoon's proceedings.

The question relates to allegations made by journalist, Jacques Pauw in his book The President's Keepers.

One of the claims is that Zuma received around R1 million a month from Royal Security, a company linked to his friend and African National Congres (ANC) benefactor Roy Moodley.

READ: Jacques Pauw defends credibility of tax evasion claims in Zuma book

Eyewitness News reporter Gaye Davis has more on what to expect.

The DA argued for this question to be included today because it is President Jacob Zuma's last oral reply session for this year, the next one is only likely to take place in March next year.

Gaye Davis, EWN Parliamentary reporter

The office of the Speaker has given the green light for this question to be put on to the order paper.

Gaye Davis, EWN Parliamentary reporter

Even if the President ducks and dives this afternoon , at least the MPs are doing their job and putting these questions to him.

Gaye Davis, EWN Parliamentary reporter

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio.....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Tony Leon 'reminisces' on the Thabo Mbeki years at the expense of Jacob Zuma

Tony Leon 'reminisces' on the Thabo Mbeki years at the expense of Jacob Zuma

Given what was to follow, the Mbeki era now looks like a golden age of fiscal rectitude and state competence writes Tony Leon.

WATCH: Whether it's me, Mdluli, or Zuma, we're all equal before the law

WATCH: Whether it's me, Mdluli, or Zuma, we're all equal before the law

Seasoned prosecutor and DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach opens up about her new book, her time at the NPA and her views on justice in SA.

Gigaba must play his cards right if he wants to be president, says Max du Preez

Gigaba must play his cards right if he wants to be president, says Max du Preez

Malusi Gigaba is between a rock and a hard place and may have to choose between loyalty to Zuma or the Union Buildings one day.

"The president has no bone in him that wants to account" - political analyst

"The president has no bone in him that wants to account" - political analyst

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst on Jacques Pauw damning claims surrounding a network of people who have kept Zuma out of jail.

LISTEN: Jacques Pauw defends credibility of tax evasion claims in Zuma book

LISTEN: Jacques Pauw defends credibility of tax evasion claims in Zuma book

Author Jacques Pauw says his explosive book is about the cabal behind the President that's keeping him in power and out of prison.

Caller on Eusebius McKaiser says a war is being waged against Zuma

Caller on Eusebius McKaiser says a war is being waged against Zuma

Caller, Ayanda says Zuma is too busy running the country and can't possibly have time to engage in the claims against him.

Presidency's response to Zuma's tax evasion scandal disputes nothing  - Brown

Presidency's response to Zuma's tax evasion scandal disputes nothing - Brown

Political analyst Karima Brown gives her take on Zuma's response to the book, The President's Keeper.

LISTEN: Sars was used to exonerate Jacob Zuma and his cronies - Jacque Pauw

LISTEN: Sars was used to exonerate Jacob Zuma and his cronies - Jacque Pauw

The author of a new book, the President's Keeper, details the destruction of law enforcement agencies under President Zuma.

Popular articles
We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

He was punched in the face by a motorist last week and tracked the driver down for a meet-up, instead of laying charges.

7 suspects arrested in Joburg heist

7 suspects arrested in Joburg heist

EWN Reporter Barry Batemen says eight people including two bystanders were hurt in the heist.

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

The world now knows never to underestimate the athletic form of SA cricketer AB de Villiers after this gravity-defying catch.

What's better than sex with your partner? Sex with YOURSELF! #MasturbationMonth

What's better than sex with your partner? Sex with YOURSELF! #MasturbationMonth

It's time to dim the light, lie back, relax and enjoy a bit of one-on-one time - with yourself!

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

Another heist was carried out in Boksburg on Thursday morning and led to five people being arrested.

Blind athlete sues popular winery after guide dog barred entry

Blind athlete sues popular winery after guide dog barred entry

Paralympian Hendri Herbst will take Durbanville Hills to court after his guide dog was denied entry inside the restaurant in 2014.

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

The eradication of medical aid co-payments is one of a number of changes to the medical aid scheme proposed by Aaron Motsoaledi.

[LISTEN] Is it Yanny or Laurel? Test your ears!

[LISTEN] Is it Yanny or Laurel? Test your ears!

What's Gone Viral with Khabazela brings you tweets, posts and YouTube videos that have social media talking.