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11 August 2017, 12:28 | Floyd Cook
UDM will not support motion to dissolve National Assembly
Maimane said he believed that South African voters should be given a chance to express their opinion about the "conduct of the ANC [African National Congress] in defending Jacob Zuma".
The African National Congress (ANC) noted that the DA's plans to submit another motion in Parliament, this time to annul it, shows its disrespect for the people's will and is an effort to change the government. "South Africans need to be given the opportunity to make their voices heard at the polls".
The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party said today that it would submit a motion to dissolve the Parliament, a few hours after failing a voting of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma promoted by that organization.
The motion says the some ANC lawmakers "no longer represent the earnest hopes and aspirations of the electorate" and "exhibit unquestioning fealty to President Jacob Zuma and to the organization he leads".
MPs voted by secret ballot on Tuesday which saw 198 votes against the motion out of 384 votes. "Let's fight an election for the future of our country, and let's do it now", the young opposition leader said.
The dissolution motion comes hot on the heels of a no confidence vote which Zuma narrowly survived earlier this week.
"The work of Parliament should focus on service delivery as these motions are proving to be a waste of state funds, causing senseless instability and compromising service delivery, therefore, opposition parties owe a public apology to the nation". It did not say how and if it would discipline members who did not tow the party line.
Zuma's current term will last until 2019 when general elections will be held.
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