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Vol 55 No 17

Published 29th August 2014

South Africa

Juju versus Zuma Round 2

When the red boiler-suited Julius Malema took his parliamentary seat in May as leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), everyone knew the political scene had changed for ever. It was only a matter of time before the firebrand confronted President Jacob Zuma directly. Sparks duly flew in the House on 21 August. 'When will you pay back the money?' Malema demanded. He was referring to the repayment that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had ordered for his controversial Nkandla homestead. When Zuma mumbled that it was out of his hands and before yet another committee, EFF members of parliament leapt to their feet chanting 'pay back the money' and banging their hard hats on the hallowed desks in the chamber.

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