‘DA does not re­spect democ­racy’

The Star Early Edition - - POLITICS - SIYABONGA MKHWANAZI

THE ANC has ac­cused the DA of un­der­min­ing democ­racy by propos­ing to ta­ble a mo­tion to dis­solve Par­lia­ment and for early elec­tions be held.

ANC chief whip Jack­son Mthembu said yes­ter­day the move by the DA was a regime change agenda and they wanted to sub­vert democ­racy.

“This planned mo­tion by the DA shows that the DA does not re­spect our democ­racy and the elec­torate of South Africa,” said ANC cau­cus spokesper­son Non­ceba Mh­lauli.

Mh­lauli said they would de­feat this mo­tion by the DA, as they had de­feated pre­vi­ous mo­tions to over­throw the ANC gov­ern­ment. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said they would ta­ble the mo­tion call­ing for the dis­so­lu­tion of Par­lia­ment in line with the con­sti­tu­tion.

Maimane said af­ter fail­ure by the ANC this week to sup­port them and re­move Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma, they wanted Par­lia­ment to be dis­solved and early polls be held.

Par­lia­ment’s spokesper­son Moloto Mothapo de­clined to com­ment.

“We are not in a po­si­tion to re­spond as we have not re­ceived any com­mu­ni­ca­tion from the party.”

Maimane said hold­ing early polls was the only way to re­move Zuma. Maimane said they will still talk to other par­ties.

NEXT MOVE: DA leader Mmusi Maimane pro­poses to have Par­lia­ment dis­solved in another bid to re­move Pres­i­dent Zuma. PIC­TURE: HENK KRUGER / ANA

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