Maimane calls for motion of no confidence in Zuma to be debated

2015-12-14 14:03
DA leader Mmusi Maimane (Photo: DA)

DA leader Mmusi Maimane (Photo: DA)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance has again called for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma to be debated in Parliament.

This followed the latest Cabinet reshuffle, in which ANC MP David van Rooyen was moved from the post of finance minister to that of co-operative governance minister after just four days in the seat. Pravin Gordhan, who was finance minister from 2009 to 2014, was reappointed to the post.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the matter should be debated at the first opportunity in 2016.

"I have petitioned the Speaker, in terms of Rule 102A of the National Assembly, that a motion of no confidence in President Zuma must be urgently scheduled because the nation has entirely lost confidence in Jacob Zuma as our President,” he said in a statement.

He said South Africa could not wait until the opening of Parliament in February for the issue to be discussed.

"I have therefore also petitioned the Speaker to do everything necessary to bring forward the opening of Parliament to at least the second week of January 2016. South African cannot wait for answers while Parliament remains closed for extended holidays."

Maimane said the motion of no confidence was the best way to ensure Zuma was held to account.

"Our economy has expressed enormous ill-confidence in President Zuma as it was sent into a tailspin, losing over R200 billion in value in the past days, and forcing up South Africa’s sovereign debt costs that will ultimately steal funding from the poor.

"This economic crisis will leave millions more further away from job opportunities, and will compromise South Africa’s capacity to pay social grants and other social support."

"It’s time that we put South Africa first. It’s time for change. South Africa has reached the ceiling of the cost Jacob Zuma can inflict upon our nation," Maimane said.

In March, the DA unsuccessfully brought a motion of no confidence against Zuma.

Read more on:    da  |  mmusi maimane  |  jacob zuma  |  parliament 2015  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.