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EFF unclear on its tactics for Zuma’s Parly session

The party has repeatedly promised to ask Zuma about the upgrades to his Nkandla.

EFF leader Julius Malema shouts at Blade Nzimande: “We are not afraid of Blade. We are not afraid of Zuma. We are not afraid of the ANC!” Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHHANESBURG - There's still no indication at this stage as to what tactics Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) leader Julius Malema will use when he comes face to face with President Jacob Zuma again in Parliament this afternoon.

The party has previously promised to ask Zuma about the upgrades to his Nkandla home during his question time today.

Zuma's last question time saw armed police removing EFF members from Parliament before the entire EFF caucus was removed during his State of the Nation Address.

The question by Malema that set off pandemonium in the house last August was: "The question we are asking today, and we're not going to leave here before we get an answer, is when are you paying the money?"

The EFF has repeatedly said it will bring President Zuma to account over Nkandla but the questions submitted to Eyewitness News (EWN) today ask what he'll do to counter perceptions, problems in the security cluster relate to his desire to avoid corruption charges.

Today, the president has six new questions to answer, none relates directly to the spending scandal over the refurbishment of his Nkandla home, but opposition parties are still looking for answers.

Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says there is no doubt that the Nkandla issue will be raised.

"I have no doubt today that the issues of Nkandla will come up. It does cross cut a number of the questions that are on the paper.

When EWN bumped into EFF Member of Parliament Godrich Gardee at the airport on the way to Parliament yesterday, he would not give any clues as to what tactic the party will follow.

The DA is expected to ask Zuma when he'll appear again to answer questions.

While these questions may appear tame on paper, the real conflict is likely to start when opposition parties follow up on their inquiries.