DA wants Zuma at Parly debate on Gupta

2013-05-09 12:52
Guests arrive at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria for the wedding of Vega Gupta. (File, Beeld)

Guests arrive at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria for the wedding of Vega Gupta. (File, Beeld)

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Guptas cause no rift in ANC

2013-05-08 09:52

The ANC says the so-called Guptagate has not divided the party. This comes in the wake of the Gupta family having landed a private jet at the Waterkloof Air Force base - a National Key Point. Watch. WATCH

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance has asked that President Jacob Zuma be present at a debate on the use of Waterkloof Airforce Base by the Gupta family, chief whip Watty Watson said on Thursday.

"We urge President Zuma to make himself available for this debate so that he can answer for his role in this saga," he said in a statement.

"The presidency can no longer remain silent on this matter of public importance."

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, had granted his request for a debate on the matter, and he hoped time would be made available for this as a matter of urgency.

"The abuse of government resources in this scandal has seriously undermined the integrity and security of the state, and Parliament must do everything within its powers to ensure that all those responsible are held to account," said Watson.

"It is critical that the National Assembly be heard on this matter and that public representatives are able to exercise their constitutionally mandated oversight role."

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