Ramaphosa to face opposition parties in Parliament for 1st Q&A

Ramaphosa to face opposition parties in Parliament for 1st Q&A

- President Cyril Ramaphosa will appear in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon for his 1st questions and answers session since taking office

- The EFF leader Julius Malema will ask Ramaphosa how much the State spent on legal fees for Jacob Zuma

- The DA’s leader Mmusi Maimane will ask Ramaphosa to clarify how land expropriation without compensation will be implemented

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to appear in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon for his first questions and answers session since taking office on 15 February.

Opposition parties are expected to grill Ramaphosa on a variety of issues. The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have indicated that their respective leaders would deliver questions to Ramaphosa.

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According to Parliamentary rules, the president must avail himself for at least one Q&A session per quarter. The questions must also relate to matters of national or international interest, all questions must be submitted to the Speaker 14-days prior to scheduled date.

Briefly.co.za gathered that EFF leader Julius Malema will ask Ramaphosa how much the State spent on legal fees for former president Jacob Zuma between 2009 and 2018.

Ramaphosa already indicated that the State spent R15.3 million on Zuma’s legal fees. The amount was revealed in a letter sent by to the DA by the State Attorney. The DA indicated that it would take Zuma to court to recover the money.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will ask Ramaphosa to clarify how land expropriation without compensation will be implemented. The DA did not support the motion which was overwhelmingly passed earlier this month by a margin of 241 votes to 83.

The IFP will ask Ramaphosa whether he intends to implement recommendations from a Cabinet Committee, which proposed changes to chapters seven and twelve of the Constitution, these changes would provide clarity on the powers roles of traditional leaders.

The NFP is due to ask Ramaphosa how he plans to restore public confidence in the National Prosecuting Authority.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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