Parly truce off - Maimane

2014-11-24 16:57

Johannesburg - A deal brokered between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and opposition parties is off, DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday.

"The deal is off because the ANC has affirmed that it doesn't want to part of that deal," he told reporters in Parktown following a meeting with Ramaphosa.

"But we [are] saying as opposition parties we affirm the spirit of the deal. We will stand up to accountability. We still stand up to maintaining all rules. We [are] saying they must be applied without prejudice," Maimane said.

  • Kobus Hattingh - 2014-11-24 17:02

    I suppose the ANC will thus just continue steamrolling their own opinions and decisions through Parlement and to hell with the rest. Dictatorship Zimbabwe style.

      Made-inthe South - 2014-11-24 18:36

      Here is a deal that will work: 783 must come to Parliament to explain the theft of a quarter billion rand and why he appointed his girlfriends Ellen "BEE CON DEGREE" Tshabalala and Dudu Myeni of the SAA to high paying state jobs whilst both lied about their qualifications.It was reported in the media that 783 has romantic relationships with both of them

  • - 2014-11-24 17:09

    Well that was fast.

  • Kagiso Booi - 2014-11-24 17:10

    Maimane is just an experienced loser,he ran for mayor and lost, ran for Premier and heavily lost.

      Jan Grimbeek - 2014-11-24 17:46

      I figure you are occupying one of those positions you are referring to, although I havn't seen your name attached one as yet, When will you be deplooyed to one the positions ?

  • sthembize.zulu - 2014-11-24 17:10

    You can't argue if you don't have the votes. It is a democracy where if you don't campaign you keep whining about one person and allow the other party to steamroll to more than 60% of the vote then you have yourselves to blame

      moles - 2014-11-24 17:26

      Good point sadly most people are iether plain ignorant or just indenial

      Ryan van Rooyen - 2014-11-24 17:59

      @Moles: I see on your Facebook page you are against E-Tolls... Do you know whose idea E-Tolls was? Your precious president of the ANC... Now who is ignorant and in denial? Hypocrite....

      Antony John - 2014-11-24 22:04

      The DA doesn't use the taxpayers money to buy KFC and yellow T-shirts to win votes...So the only one's to blame are the ANC for their unfair tactics...

  • Fay Cooney - 2014-11-24 17:12

    The coward JZ must face parliament and pay back the money. ANC members you are no better than him.

  • Bob Trekfan - 2014-11-24 17:14

    Zuma must resign now, an opposition speaker must be appointed this week & an early election must happen by June

      Kenneth Maimane - 2014-11-24 17:16

      Your wish?

      Themba Mdluli - 2014-11-24 17:18

      Lol dream on dude that won't happen in our lifetime

      moles - 2014-11-24 17:27

      Did you vote him into power Bob ,if not i sugest you just shutup

      Antony John - 2014-11-24 22:06

      Yes Koos he's destroying the ANC but unfortunately South Africa at the same time, and all these ANC supporters with their Stockholm Syndrome (Google it) are helping him along....

  • Kenneth Maimane - 2014-11-24 17:15

    What truce?

  • Robert Clive Warriner - 2014-11-24 17:16

    Mqgeba ... that is the most stupid of arguments! The trouble with your version of democracy is that it lacks democracy!

      sthembize.zulu - 2014-11-24 19:47

      Tell us about your democracy. A party wins the majority of votes and then panders to the whims and executes the programme of the opposition? I also don't agree with how the ANC runs the country but hell we had a chance to get rid of them but did the opposition take advantage of the weakest ANC in history? Hell no! They became petty

  • Lungani Mazubane - 2014-11-24 17:17

    ANC shud be relentless on the opposition, we gave u all that u need to walk all over them. i dnt know y u keep following truce route while u hv the full might of democracy which is majority. Now suspend EFF 2mrw. It shud be them begging for mercy not u

      Kenneth Maimane - 2014-11-24 17:20

      That is why we gave them the 62%.

      Kenneth Maimane - 2014-11-24 17:29

      No nic the fear of being ruled by a hateful white man,and for your info i am writing this from work not from sassa office

      Antony John - 2014-11-24 22:10

      Aah the hateful white man, I see the ANC propaganda is strong with this one...

      Antony John - 2014-11-24 22:11

      Yes Lungani crush the opposition, just like that evil nanny crushed that poor helpless black child in Uganda...Gosh you're a sorry lot...

  • Searcher SA - 2014-11-24 17:17

    The people are getting tired of this ANC nonsense and getting more and more restless by the day.... Zuma must go soon before all hell breaks loose.

      Themba Mdluli - 2014-11-24 17:19

      which people you bloody liar!

      Kurt Jimba - 2014-11-24 20:10

      The only people tired of the ANC are these dumb white extremists, I'd die b4 this country is ruled by a boer again, abaye go nyela

      Antony John - 2014-11-24 22:13

      Kurt Jimba - so it would seem you don't mind being oppressed it's just the colour of the oppressor you have an issue with?

  • Shireen Eva - 2014-11-24 17:19

    Is it a true democracy if the clowns are hellbent on keeping the sheep uneducated and therefore more gullible??!! NOT!!

  • Tumelo Tsotetsi - 2014-11-24 17:20

    Bob Trekfan what is it that you smoke

  • Nom Plume - 2014-11-24 17:27

    Maimane is being dishonest here. The DA broke the agreement first, now he's saying it collapsed because the ANC doesn't want it.

  • Carel Janse Van Rensburg - 2014-11-24 17:37

    Dont think people (talking about anc supporters)are tired of the ANC se but they do see zuma as a problem.

      Dee Bone - 2014-11-24 18:31


  • Elvis Malinga - 2014-11-24 17:45

    mnusi think Anc can not play hard

  • Elvis Malinga - 2014-11-24 17:45

    mnusi think Anc can not play hard

  • Sandile E Mchunu - 2014-11-24 17:53

    We a the ANC leading the country why must we berg DA why must we berg mmusi......we hv majority to rule ths country even in parliament....the tym to berg them is finish......

      Azana Booi - 2014-11-24 18:24

      If I were you.... I'd focus on empowering myself with a little education first, like learning to spell and little grammar will take you a little far off your tin enclosed mind.

      Dee Bone - 2014-11-24 18:32

      I am an ANC supporter but GOD please help the DA to save our country

  • Stephen Mokoena - 2014-11-24 18:04

    The deal fell off the moment you failed to stand up to your masters and went back on your word.

  • Made-inthe South - 2014-11-24 18:29

    ZANC is just not willing to give up their Corruptor in Chief.They have made their intentions known,they will defend him to the end.This will ultimately be their funeral.It is either their funeral or South Africa's funeral.I hope it is their funeral and not the whole country's.

  • amadeus.geldenhuys - 2014-11-24 18:31

    The opposition smelled blood. I'm looking forward to Zuma's next humiliation in parliament.

  • Hlekanezitha Nxumalo - 2014-11-24 18:48

    We can't be ruled by minority, we voted for ANC because we believe you can face them, Phezu kwabo!

      Johan Nothnagel - 2014-11-24 20:13

      Because the majority is brainless in any case.....

  • Makgethwa Sarah Masimola - 2014-11-24 18:56

    viva ANC viva JZ viva .Amandla

  • Mo Letha - 2014-11-24 19:00

    Thank you My ANC for being very hard on them. They have unite in the name of accountability and heatread towards only person. Where is logic there? Now is time to show them that we can be decisive as well. We will beat them on the parlimentary rules as well. Nxa man.....

  • Theodore Herbert - 2014-11-24 19:59

    All these politicians, whether from the ANC, DA, EFF, FF Plus, etc, are all self-serving prima donnas. Their despicable behaviour in Parliament over the past few weeks proves they don't give a damn about the ordinary people who voted them in to champion their interests. None of them have clean hands. They are only interested in furthering their own agendas.

      Rodney - 2014-11-24 20:07

      you think that Zuma must came to parliament to answer questions about Pawer and privilege over nkandla....!!!! what a shame you....!!!! zuma must pay our money....!!!

      Theodore Herbert - 2014-11-24 23:23

      @Rodney, your jibberish doesn't make any sense. There's no Pawer? ( I guess you mean Power) and Privileges investigation on Nkandla. If you followed the political discourse properly you would know that there was an ad hoc committee that investigated and considered reports from the Public Protector, the SIU, etc on Nkandla, and they predictably exonerated Zuma which I don't agree with by the way. Of course Zuma must go to Parliament to answer questions - it's his constitutional duty, and of course he should pay for upgrades to his residence, especially the non security upgrades. The point I was making is that all these politicians from whatever party they are promise us as ordinary citizens and the electorate all kinds of things but when they have their positions and are earning their fat pay cheques paid by us the taxpayers, our interests take a back seat. It's all about gaining and retaining power.

  • Johan Nothnagel - 2014-11-24 20:06

    I vote Hellen Zille as President and Mmusi Maimane as Deputy President !!!!!

  • Yvonne Maree - 2014-11-24 20:31

    Edward, love your "Zuma is WANTED in Parliament but missing." comment. Most comments not worth reading; yours was.

  • Babalaas Witblitz - 2014-11-24 20:38

    The ANC wants to dictate to other parties what it wants the other parties to do but will not give any undertakings in return.

  • Babalaas Witblitz - 2014-11-24 20:39

    Opposition parties MUST now make parliament unworkable.

  • Shirley Solomon - 2014-11-24 22:35

    Go Maimane. Stand for what we all want. Anti corruption and unity. Thank you

      Christian Evans - 2014-11-25 07:48

      Jip, do not let the ANC bribe you.

  • Dennis Scully - 2014-11-25 10:47

    Kenneth, that may be true...but you are naive at best to say 'vote him out'..and even more naive to even imply that he is 'running' anything, 'ruining' may be more exact!

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