El presidente’s most loathsome task is just a day away and, despite complaining that his party doesn’t protect him from the opposition enough, Wednesday’s Q&A session is bound to take a turn for the dramatic.
It’s the very last time opposition parties will get to roast Zuma in the National Assembly and you can be sure they won’t miss a beat. After all, the amount of material they’ll have is almost unprecedented.
Let’s have a look at some of the most important points they’re likely to touch on.
- The release of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s damning State of Capture report; which implicates Zuma, the Guptas, Eksom Boss Brian Molefe and ministers Des van Rooyen and Mosebenzi Zwane.
- The failed attempt at capturing Treasury, by Zuma and his allies, including NPA boss – for now – Shaun Abrahams.
- Zuma’s U-turn on Abrahams, seemingly trying to throw him under the bus for the Gordhan disaster.
- State security minister David Mahlobo’s alleged involvement with a Chinese rhino horn syndicate.
- The fresh wave of criminal charges brought against the president by the DA, on account of not reporting corruption to the authorities.
After Zuma’s last Q&A session the president complained that he was only ever being attacked in parliament, but judging by his party caucus’ renewed energy in defending him, Wednesday’s session is likely to have quite a different feel.
That is, until the EFF’s favourite tactic kicks in.
Jacob Zuma’s very last parliamentary Q&A session will take place on Wednesday, November 23.