DA headed to court over Zuma's evasiveness during Parly Q&A

The DA has announced plans to take President Jacob Zuma to court after he failed to answer a question posed to him in Parliament last week.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane wanted to know how much the President’s office has spent on legal costs fighting the DA’s bid to have corruption charges against him reinstated.

Zuma sidestepped the question prompting a walkout by the opposition party.

Maimane says Zuma’s response was an insult to the country and Parliament, reports EWN's Rahima Essop.

They are turning to the Western Cape High Court and will be filing papers this week to get an order compelling the President to answer.

Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter

The party has also taken aim at Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli for apparently shielding Zuma from accounting to the national legislature.

The DA says this is another example of how the National Assembly fails to fulfill its Constitutional responsibility.

The legal action will be directed at the President and the presiding officers.

Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter

The DA claims that the presiding officers failed in their responsibility to hold the President to account.

Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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