'Pay back the money’ looms large over Zuma’s Parly session

President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to respond to oral questions in Parliament on Wednesday.

FILE: EFF leader Julius Malema is seen leaving Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, 21 August 2014 with EFF MPs. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - The question when President Jacob Zuma intends repaying part of the money spent on his Nkandla home is expected to loom large over his appearance in the National Assembly this week.

He is scheduled to respond to oral questions in Parliament on Wednesday.

Zuma's last question session was cut short when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MPs) chanted " pay back the money".

Parliament says Zuma is only expected to respond to six questions in the National Assembly.

The president won't be dealing with questions left unanswered during his last appearance on 21 August.

EFF MPs chanted "pay back the money" during that chaotic sitting.

They were referring to the Public Protector's Nkandla report which suggested that Zuma should repay some of the money used to upgrade his private residence in KwaZulu-Natal.

The red berets also raised the Nkandla controversy during the President's State of the Nation Address on 12 February.

EFF leader Julius Malema and his parliamentary caucus were then dragged out of the chamber by police and security personnel.

Malema has warned Zuma would be made to answer the question on 11 March.

Last week, the Presidency announced additional proposed dates as to when Zuma would answer the MPs questions.

The Presidency is also proposing that Zuma appear on 18 June, 6 August and 19 November.