Cape Times

Motion a sly DA trick


THE EFF will not entertain the motion of the DA to dissolve Parliament because it is disingenuo­us.

If the DA truly wants Parliament to be dissolved, all the party needs to do is to resign all its members, as well as the party from Parliament in line with Section 46 (1) of the constituti­on which states that the “National Assembly consists of no fewer than 350 and no more than 400 members”.

Once the DA, which has 89 members, resigns, Parliament would not meet the constituti­onal requiremen­t as per Section 46 and thus would dissolve.

The EFF already approached the DA to implement this earlier in the year and the DA outrightly rejected it.

The EFF did this following the outcome of the Constituti­onal Court judgment on Nkandla which found Parliament failed to execute its duties in holding Zuma accountabl­e. This judgement implied that the fifth Democratic Parliament is illegitima­te.

On this basis the EFF approached the DA that Parliament must be dissolved through Section 46 and the DA refused.

We therefore call on the DA, if it is genuine and means business, to stop wasting Parliament’s time and simply withdraw from the body as it will meet the party’s required objective. Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi EFF National Spokespers­on

Her insight and knowledge of the game is accurate and objective. Unlike most sports journalist­s today – she’s not hung up or “captured” by transforma­tion quotas.

The other side to transforma­tion is simply discrimina­tion, ie even if a player is better – we can’t play him/her because they’re “white”. That can’t be right either. The Lions got to the finals because they’re a dedicated profession­al outfit. The best players on the day are on the field. Buster Petersen Diep River

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