YCL scoffs at Zuma no-confidence move

2012-11-09 17:00
Jacob Zuma (Picture: AFP)

Jacob Zuma (Picture: AFP)

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

Johannesburg - The Young Communist League (YCL) scoffed at the notice of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma made by the DA in Parliament on Thursday.

"We are scandalised by the attempt by the Democratic Alliance and their friends to table an unprecedented motion of no confidence to oust the incumbent," YCL spokesperson Khaya Xaba said.

"This action is frivolous and unnecessary. Parliament should be focusing on more pressing matters that will culminate in increased service delivery and improve the lives to our communities rather than entertaining publicity stunts by liberals and disgruntled dissidents like Mosiuoa Lekota of Cope," he said.

The YCL retained its "confidence" in Zuma and his administration's leadership.

"We would like to assure our people that there is order in the alliance and there is no need to be worried about this latest attack."

The "forgotten parties" which had joined the DA in its motion should rather focus on their "dwindling membership", the YCL said.

On Thursday, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Lindiwe Mazibuko said the motion had been brought on the grounds "that under his [Zuma's] leadership the justice system has been politicised and weakened; corruption has spiralled out of control; unemployment continues to increase; the economy is weakening; and the right of access to quality education has been violated".

The motion was "mandated" by eight opposition parties: the African Christian Democratic Party, the Azanian People's Organisation, the Congress of the People, the DA, the Freedom Front Plus, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the United Christian Democratic Party, and the United Democratic Movement.

It was brought in terms of Section 102 of the Constitution.

This section states that "if the National Assembly, by a vote supported by a majority of its members, passes a motion of no confidence in the president, the president and other members of Cabinet and any deputy ministers must resign".

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota said the opposition parties were seeking a "secret ballot" on the matter in the House.

The ANC called it "silly".

Also on Thursday, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga gave notice of an ANC motion proposing that the Assembly "reaffirm its full confidence in the able leadership of President Jacob Zuma".

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  ff plus  |  acdp  |  udm  |  cope  |  ycl  |  azapo  |  ifp  |  mosiuoa lekota  |  mathole motshekga  |  lindiwe mazibuko  |  jacob zuma  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
41 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

3 must-do trail runs

If you love trail running, you have to put these on your bucket list.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Job: C# Developer –International Logistics Company, R35k - R50k

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Initiate International
R35 000 - R50 000 Per Month

Front End Developer

Cape Town CBD
Iocore Global Resourcing SA
R450 000 - R480 000 Per Year

Java Analyst Developer

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town IT
R38 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

One day only! – 40% off Appliances!

Get 40% off 100’s of appliances at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may prefer to be in charge because then you can call the shots. You are not as flexible as you like to make out to be and you...read more

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.