#SONA2015: Malema says no deal with Ps Ray McCauley

EWN this morning reported that Pastor Ray McCauley has since December 2014 been trying to broker a peace deal between the EFF and the ANC.

McCauley confirmed on 702 this morning that he has been pursuing talks with the parties in an attempt to ensure that this week's State of the Nation Address not be disrupted.

Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema responded this afternoon that there is in fact no deal not to ask questions during the President's SONA on Thursday.

On Thursday we are going to ask Zuma questions which he couldn't answer in the last two terms of Parliament because he disappeared and never reported for duty.

EFF Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema

Photo: Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema.

Malema explained that Pastor Ray McCauley had tried to intervene and while the EFF was willing to co-operate with this process, ANC officials rejected the EFF's motion that the President be held accountable for Nkandla ahead of the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

According to Malema, Speaker Baleka Mbete presented the motion to ANC leadership after the EFF had made it's position known.

Malema confirmed Researcher, Judith February's view that the EFF could use rule 14 (c) which states that no-one will be interrupted unless a person stands on a point of order or a point of priviledge.

We don't comply with conventions that are not working for our people, that convention only applies to a President who respects Parliament and who takes Parliament seriously and who consistently accounts to Parliament. The convention also is that the President has never dodged answering questions, so if he can break that convention, then we can break the convention of not asking questions. We are learning from him!

EFF Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema

The Commander-in-Chief says the EFF has insisted on asking questions of the President at SONA this week because of the President's prolonged absence from Parliament last year after the first round of questions was asked.

We waited the whole of three terms last year when we were told that : the President is coming, the President will come when there is order, the President was here long before and why do you want to subject the President to questions. We got excuses from Parliament since President Zuma appeared in Parliament from the last time.

EFF Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema

Listen to Xolani's conversation with Julius Malema below:

When asked about his response to Gayton McKenzie's open letter to Julius Malema "Thug to Thug", where Malema is accused of being a 'Conmander in Thief' - Malema said

I completely refuse to engage in a wrestling with a pig because the pig will always emerge victorious

EFF Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema

Later on the Afternoon Drive, Pastor Ray McCauley responded to Malema's statement that the deal McCauley had allegedly brokered was off.

This after McCauley's proclaimation on the John Robbie Show that "it seems like we're having something very close to a deal".

McCauley told 702 that his statement this morning was made because they still wanted to do their best to communicate with all the parties involved and not give up on what they were trying to achieve.

Listen to Pastor Ray McCauley's full explanation below:


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