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EFF to outline strategy over Zuma's Nkandla proposal

Julius Malema will today set out his party's position in response to Zuma’s #PayBackTheMoney proposal.

EFF leader Julius Malema would not back down on the Nkandla issue in parliament on 06 August 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is expected to set out his party's position in response to President Jacob Zuma's bid to settle the Nkandla spending dispute, today.

The party filed papers in the Constitutional Court last year in a bid to compel Zuma to pay back some of the public money spent on upgrading his Nkandla home.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) then also approached the court after Parliament adopted a report which concluded that Zuma didn't owe a cent.

The EFF, a party that has built a political campaign around the Nkandla issue, has been mobilising for a march on the Constitutional Court to coincide with when the Nkandla matter is heard.

#PayBackTheMoney received another punt in #parliament as #EFF leader Julius #Malema faced off against #President Jacob #Zuma once again about upgrades at his #Nkandla homestead. #ZumaQandA

A video posted by Eyewitness News (@ewnupdates) on

Malema is expected to outline his party's strategy during a media briefing today.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has made it clear his party is pushing ahead with legal action.

"We're confident that the Constitutional Court will bring the Nkandla matter to its logical conclusion by concluding that the president do what the Secure and Comfort report by the Public Protector has ordered."

LISTEN: #PayBackTheMoney: Why now?

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says there are various issues flowing from the president's proposal, which she and her legal team have to consider before committing to a formal position on the matter.

LISTEN: ANC on Zuma paying back the money

To read the Public Protector's full report on spending at Nkandla, click here.

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