Could it be third time’s a charm for the DA as it launches another attempt at ousting President Jacob Zuma in Parliament today?
We’ll have to wait to and see when Parliament holds the National Assembly meeting at 2pm.
“The choice between Jacob Zuma and South Africa is both simple and profound. President Zuma’s brand of corruption, economic mismanagement and lies can no longer continue to exist alongside the project of building a better South Africa for all,” DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, said in a statement.
The motion comes after the release of the State Capture report, researched and compiled by former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, which revealed damning evidence of links between Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.
“As the Democratic Alliance, we are not asking for a change of Party, that will be for the people to decide on in 2019. Our call now is to ensure that the Office of the President is occupied by a woman or man who respects the office and the laws of the land,” Maimane added. “Thursday’s Motion of No Confidence presents the ANC with an opportunity to show that it is the listening and humble organisation it proclaims to be.”
You can livestream the event on the eNCA stream below, or Parliament’s YouTube channel.