- The Democratic Alliance will table a motion of no confidence against Gauteng Premier David Makhura on 15 May 2018 in the provincial legislature
- The party blames Makhura for the deaths of 144 Life Esidimeni patients
- The ANC in Gauteng labelled the motion as a desperate attempt by a party in crisis to score political points
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will table a motion of no confidence against Gauteng Premier David Makhura on 15 May 2018 in the Gauteng legislature. The DA blames Makhura for the Life Esidimeni tragedy in which 144 patients died.
DA Gauteng provincial leader, John Moodey said Makhura showed a decided lack of interest in the matter and did not care enough to establish the facts that led to the Esidimeni tragedy.
Moodey said as Gauteng’s provincial leader the ethical and moral accountability of the 144 deaths and the suffering of countless others fell squarely on Makhura’s shoulders.
It cannot be business as usual for the premier who is ultimately responsible for a gross miscarriage of leadership by his provincial government," Moodey said.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the ANC in Gauteng labelled the DA’s latest motion of no confidence in the premier as a desperate attempt by a party in crisis to score political points.
"The desperateness of the DA in Gauteng has reached crisis proportions as the party realises that their dream of unseating the ANC nationally remains but a dream, and now has naively set their eyes on Gauteng province," ANC Gauteng spokesperson Motalatale Modiba said.
Modiba said the DA had a history of tabling endless motions of no confidence against Makhura.
He questioned how the DA, which he said was failing dismally at addressing racial diversity, could hope to govern a province which is as diverse as Gauteng.
Modiba said the DA’s latest attempt was nothing but a move to score cheap political points by exploiting the pain and suffering of the families and victims of the Esidimeni tragedy.
Premier David Makhura has publicly apologised for the tragedy.
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