Zuma's next Parliamentary Q&A only in August

The president is not likely to make up for yesterday's session which was plunged into chaos by the EFF.

President Jacob Zuma speaks in Parliament. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma is unlikely to be in Parliament again to answer questions until August.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has said Zuma is not likely to make up for Thursday's session, which was plunged into chaos by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MPs) demanding he first say when he'll repay some of the money spent on his home at Nkandla.

With the red berets prepared to bring proceedings to a standstill until he does so, there's a question mark over whether the president will get to answer any other questions and how Parliament will do its work.

One of the questions the president was to answer was about how Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir slipped out of the country illegally.

Freedom Front Plus Chief Whip Corné Mulder said, "We cannot complain and say that president does not come to Parliament to answer questions if we do not give him the opportunity to do so."

But Malema was defiant.

"We are going to ask the president the same question."

Parliament will now be weighing up how to deal with those responsible and how to ensure the Nkandla question doesn't continue to put a spike in the wheels of its work.

Meanwhile, EFF leader Julius Malema has dismissed criticism of his party's conduct in Parliament, instead blaming Zuma and Mbete for killing the legislature's credibility.

Malema said his party won't participate in a Parliament that seeks to cover up corruption.

"They brought Nhleko in an attempt to close the Nkandla matter. We are not going to allow this matter to die and natural death."

African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Stone Sizani said the EFF should face consequences for their 'misbehaviour'.

"We have a disciplinary process and structures to hold people accountable on their behaviour; in this case this misbehaviour should not be without consequence."

The Democratic Alliance has also lashed out at the EFF, saying it allowed the president to escape accountability on a number of important issues.