Mbete agrees to DA's snap debate on Vuwani crisis

The debate is expected to precede President Jacob Zuma's Q&A session in the house next Tuesday.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has agreed to the Democratic Alliance's (DA) request to have a snap debate in Parliament on the schooling crisis in Vuwani.

More than 20 schools were torched during violent demonstrations in the Vhembe District Municipality in Limpopo this month, costing millions of rands in damages.

MPs are expected to tackle the issue on Tuesday, on the same day President Jacob Zuma will be back to answer questions in the National Assembly.

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The DA says the snap debate will provide an opportunity to get clarity on the disputed municipal demarcations process, plans to rebuild schools and the failure of the South African Police Service and crime intelligence to protect public infrastructure.

The debate is expected to precede Zuma's question and answer session in the house.

The Economic Freedom Fighters, a party that has labelled him an illegitimate president, has warned Zuma is not welcome in Parliament because he has violated the Constitution.

If they continue with this stance, which is very likely, there could be a repeat of last week's drama during which 16 EFF MPs were forcibly removed from the chamber after refusing to allow Zuma to introduce the Presidency's budget vote.

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