Zuma's Parly Q&A sessions for 2015 'to be scheduled'

Baleka Mbete's office confirmed the president will answer questions in Parliament on 11 March.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's office says it will continue talking to the Presidency to ensure the rest of the year's question sessions are scheduled.

Yesterday, Mbete's office confirmed President Jacob Zuma will answer questions again on 11 March, nearly seven months after his last question session was cut short when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MPs) chanted 'pay back the money'.

They were referring to the Public Protector's Nkandla which found Zuma needed to replay some of the money used to upgrade is private residence.

The Nkandla issue is expected to take centre stage in March when MP's get a chance to ask Zuma questions for the first time this year.

DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says he will push Parliament's programming committee to ensure it's an extended session.

"The Speaker last year promised Parliament that the president would return to answer questions which were not answered during the disruptive session

Earlier this month, EFF leader Julius Malema warned if a special sitting is not held before the state of the nation address in February, his party would use that occasion to demand answers from Zuma.