DA gets go-ahead for Zuma no c

DA gets go-ahead for Zuma no confidence debate in parliament

Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete has given the go-ahead for the DA’s proposed motion of no confidence to be debated in the National Assembly.

DA gets go-ahead for Zuma no c

The staunch Zuma loyalist has, in the past, used every means at her disposal to quash healthy debate around the president’s blunders; that said; in a letter to the DA’s Mmusi Maimane she said that his party’s motion would be published in the very first available order paper of the new year.

Mbete added that she’s in talks with Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC’s chief whip so as to schedule the debate “within a reasonable period given the programme of the Assembly”.

The leader of the official opposition, Mamane said he asked for the debate following Zuma’s sacking of Nene which led to the Rand’s freefall and the country’s subsequent economic turmoil.

According to Maimane, the case in favour of the debate was given even more weight after Zuma on Sunday said that the public outcry over Nene’s sacking ‘was exaggerated’.

“This blatant denialism is an insult to every South African who has felt, and will continue to feel, the damaging effects the president’s decision had on our economy. Instead of taking responsibility for his poor decision, President Zuma is shirking it.

“President Zuma’s leadership on the economy is non-existent, and he is incapable of leading us out of the crisis of low growth and high unemployment that we face. The reality is without a strong and growing economy, jobs cannot be created for the millions of South Africans who simply cannot find work,” said Maimane.