Motion of No Confidence debate confirmed for Thursday - Mmusi Maimane

DA leader says Zuma's day of reckoning has now been confirmed, set in motion, and will be debated

Motion of No Confidence debate confirmed for this Thursday

Eventually, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has confirmed in writing that the Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be debated in Parliament on Thursday, 10 November 2016.

Jacob Zuma’s day of reckoning has now been confirmed, set in motion, and will be debated in Parliament for all South Africans to witness.

I tabled this motion 20 days ago, in order to give Parliament – the body which represents the people of South Africa – an opportunity to give legitimate expression to the overwhelming disapproval of, and opposition to President Zuma and his administration.

Since then, the release of the Public Protector’s “State of Capture” report and its contents, has vindicated this decision

Jacob Zuma has wreaked havoc on our infant democracy – causing us to go backwards. 783 charges of corruption, Nkandla, the Al-Bashir saga, the Gupta’s, State Capture, the list is endless.

Former President Thabo Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Frank Chikane, Mathole Motshekga, Jackson Mtembu, Sipho Pityana, and many more have publically joined civil society, church leaders, NGOs opposition parties and the business community in a united call for Jacob Zuma to go.

This is not a DA motion. This is not an ANC motion. This is a non-partisan motion that affords all 400 members of Parliament the opportunity to either speak for the people, or to protect Jacob Zuma and his corruption. The President was elected by Parliament, and thus must be removed by Parliament.

South Africa has united in a manner never before seen in our democracy, in order to see Jacob Zuma and his circle of corrupt cronies be removed, once and for all.

On Thursday, we must use the only platform that is constitutionally mandated to remove a President, and do just that.

Statement issued by Mmusi Maimane MP, Leader of the Democratic Alliance, 8 November 2016