'Mbete shielded president from R4bn jet issue'
The DA wanted the president to address govt’s plans to splurge on a R4bn presidential jet.
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Last week, Maimane requested President Jacob Zuma use his final question and answer session for the year in Parliament to issue an executive statement about the purchase.
But Mbete would not allow it.
The scandal around a new presidential jet was not on the agenda.
Despite Maimane's appeal, Mbete would not allow any change to the set programme.
"There are no shortcuts honourable Maimane, I have ruled."
ANC Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakude supported Mbete's ruling.
"We are not going to allow the DA to grandstand in this Parliament."
Maimane says buying a new jet is not justified given the country's other pressing needs.