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EFF puts pressure on ConCourt over Nkandla

The party has filed papers in the country’s highest court to get Zuma to repay some of the money.

EFF leader Julius Malema outside Parliament following President Jacob Zuma's question and answer session on 6 August 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) wants the Constitutional Court to declare that the National Assembly has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligation to hold the executive accountable.

The party has filed papers in the country's highest court in its bid to get President Jacob Zuma to repay some of the money spent on non-security features installed at his private home in Nkandla.

In her report released last year, the public protector found Zuma benefited unduly from the R246 million project and should repay a reasonable proportion.

Zuma deflected questions about Nkandla in the National Assembly yesterday.

But EFF leader Julius Malema had the last word when he told the president he would see him in court.

Malema has rejected police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's report on the spending debacle and has slammed the parliamentary committee considering his findings.

The EFF's notice of motion, which was filed at the constitutional court on Thursday, sets out the party's intentions.

The application is two-fold. Firstly, the party wants an order declaring that the National Assembly has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligation to hold the executive accountable and to ensure compliance with the public protector's remedial action. Secondly, it seeks to compel the president to give effect to the report, because, to date, the party says he has failed to comply.

WATCH: The EFF ups the ante