President Zuma Receives Another ‘Nkandla-Like’ Showdown Threat


The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) believes President Jacob Zuma might have forgotten about how he ate the humble pie on Nkandla homestead case.

The party says it is ready to cut the president down to size again through court actions if he fails to comply with the State of Capture Report recommendations in terms of remedial action.

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The left-wing party’s threat comes barely 24 hours after President Jacob Zuma told members of Parliament that no one – not even former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela –  can order him to establish an inquiry commission or even tell him the process through which he must go.

The red block insisted that the reason the Chief Justice must recommend a judge who Zuma must appoint to constitute an inquiry into the state capture is “because he himself‚ Zuma‚ is a subject of the inquiry”

More so, the EFF wondered why Zuma made such comment when Madonsela categorically stated the state capture remedial actions in her report.

To them, the president’s comment was irrelevant and inappropriate because it wasn’t grounded in law neither did it recognise the grounds upon which Thuli Madonsela made the suggestion.

With the foregoing, the Malema-led party vowed to pull the president through another court marathon if he fails to comply with Madonsela’s recommendation.

The party’s statement reads: “Zuma has not learned from the Nkandla process which ended in the constitutional court forcing him to pay back the money.

“We want to guarantee him that we are not going to allow him in his continuation to undermine the constitution of the republic. If Zuma is not happy with the remedial action as recommended by the Public Protector‚ he must challenge it through a court process.

The remedial action of the public protector can only be reviewed through a judicial process‚ otherwise‚ they apply and must be implemented.”

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In her State of Capture report, Madonsela recommended that Constitutional Court Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng nominate a judge for the inquiry.

She cited insufficient resources as the reason why she couldn’t finish the investigation, thus making a recommendation for a judicial inquiry.

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