President Zuma is expected to answer tough questions in Parliament today. File photo: Nic Bothma/EPA
Parliament – President Jacob Zuma is expected to answer tough questions in Parliament on Thursday, a day after his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa was in the National Council of Provinces.
Zuma’s appearance in the National Assembly comes on the day the Constitutional Court will deliver judgment on the social grants crisis.
This is one of the questions Zuma will face in the National Assembly on Thursday.
The highest court in the land heard applications by Freedom Under Law and the Black Sash on the grants crisis on Wednesday.
Zuma assured the nation last week that grants would be paid on April 1.
However, he refused to accede to calls by opposition parties in Parliament to fire Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on the grants debacle and urged the nation to calm down.
This is one of the questions Zuma will face in Parliament on Thursday.
Zuma will also be quizzed on the land question relating to his calls for the expropriation of land without compensation.
The EFF has accused the ANC of voting against it on the debate a few weeks ago, saying it had gone against Zuma.
Zuma made the call during the State of the Nation Address debate and the National House of Traditional Leaders two weeks ago.
But some opposition parties have said Zuma was trying to undermine democracy with his call.
The EFF said section 25 of the Constitution, relating to property, must be repealed to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.