At last, the long-awaited date for the debate on the motion of no confidence in South African President J. Zuma has been endorsed and confirmed.
The confirmation was made by the speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, and subsequently announced by the proponent, the Democratic Alliance (DA).
DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, said on Monday, that the debate will hold on Thursday, November 10, 2016. He said the D-day would be Zuma’s day of reckoning because South Africans have had enough of his shortcomings.
“Jacob Zuma has wreaked havoc on our infant democracy – causing us to go backward. 783 charges of corruption, Nkandla, the Al-Bashir saga, the Gupta’s, State Capture, the list is endless,” Maimane added.
DA Sheds More Light On President J. Zuma Motion Of No Confidence
The opposition leader categorically stated that the upcoming coming debate isn’t a DA or an ANC motion. He upheld that it is a non-partisan motion that gives room for 400 members of Parliament to either speak for the people or pamper Jacob Zuma and his corruption the more.
So for him, it is not a DA affair but a Parliament affair because “the President was elected by Parliament, and thus must be removed by Parliament.”
Maimane called on all and sundry to join hands with the DA and set President J. Zuma and his loyalists parking from their positions. The defiant leader also appealed to ANC MPs to confidently vote with their conscience when the time comes.
DA’s Steenhuisen, who weighed in on the matter stressed the importance of this move. He pointed out that “the debate comes at a critical juncture in South Africa’s political stages because for the first time since 1994 there’s widespread dissatisfaction across civil society and business over the president and the state capture revelations that have come up following last year’s Nkandla revelation.”
In summary, the DA said the controversial state capture report has vindicated the party’s dissatisfaction with the ANC-led government.