The official opposition party is considering legal action following Parliament’s failure to schedule its motion of no confidence in President Zuma.
Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance (DA) John Steenhuisen wailed that there is no reason why the motion of no confidence cannot proceed at the earliest possible convenience.
According to the Chief Whip, the Speaker’s failure to schedule the DA motion of no confidence is nothing but the latest effort by her office to shield the president from accountability.
“We would have hoped that the embarrassing defeats suffered by the Executive and Parliament more particularly in our courts of law would have shown the Speaker the futility of her delaying tactics.
“Sadly, Mbete doesn’t learn. We believe this latest ploy will only embolden those high-ranking ANC parliamentarians that have chosen to break rank in recent times to now support our motion and put a stop to the kleptocratic, indefensible Zuma presidency,” Steenhuisen stated.
Commenting, the DA leader affirmed that the ANC is beyond repair and has entered its final hours. He proclaimed that the nation has never been more united in its rejection of corruption and plunder by Jacob Zuma and his ruling mafia.
With that, he appealed to every South African saying:
“Don’t lose hope in our beautiful country and its incredible potential. Don’t lose hope in the Constitutional project we are engaged in, to build a non-racial, prosperous and equal South Africa, united in our diversity.
It is often a challenge to open a newspaper, or watch the evening news and to witness the current state of leadership in our country. But don’t lose hope, because we are winning! The good guys are winning.”
Meanwhile, President Zuma over the weekend remarked that the opposition parties are “using the courts to scare the ANC. We are not going to be intimidated,” he told his audience.
He was addressing ANC supporters in Dumbe, Kwazulu-Natal. There, he asserted that he wouldn’t be intimidated by the notion of being imprisoned.
“I have spent a lot of time in jail. I am not scared of jail, I have been there,” he reportedly said.