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The Democratic Alliance submitted its motion to dissolve Parliament, saying it’s a necessary step for South Africans.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has brushed off criticism from other opposition parties over its motion to dissolve Parliament, saying it’s a necessary step for South Africans. The party submitted the motion to the National Assembly on Thursday. DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says that while Tuesday’s vote of no confidence was purely aimed at President Jacob Zuma, it has to turn its attention to the party which defended him.
The DA says the National Assembly no longer represents the will of the people and it’s failed to hold Zuma accountable for his actions.
Steenhuisen says that its motion to dissolve Parliament is the next logical step.
“It’s very clear that since last week, the ANC’s decided to take ownership of President Jacob Zuma and defended him once again and we think the country should pass judgement over that decision.”
On Tuesday, the DA denied accusations from the ANC that it was trying to effect a regime change.
It now says it’s the only way.
“This absolutely is against the political party because they have shown South Africans that they not willing to deal with Jacob Zuma. We don’t have a Jacob Zuma problem anymore, we have an ANC problem.”
The house is only due to sit again later this month, and it could be several weeks before parties agree to debate the motion.