DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen is convinced that the ruling party will be the downfall of President Cyril Ramaphosa's plans for South Africa. Speaking at the SONA debate, the MP had no trouble identifying the challenges the ANC would present the president with- in fact he brought a list.
John Steenhuisen, DA Chief Whip, is certian that President Cyril Ramaphosa's plans for the country will be derailed by the ANC.
In fact, he was so convinced that he tabled exactly how the ruling party would oppose their own leaders efforts:
“You’re never going to achieve many of the lofty goals you’ve set for yourself because your party and alliance partners just will not let you. Your plans to restructure Eskom will be scuttled, not by the opposition, but by your own Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) alliance partners."
The determined MP had gone on to say that Ramaphosa's plan to fix schools would be undermined by his own South African Democratic Teachers Union.
Steenhuisen had maintained that other plans including acceleration of the National Development Plan would all be impeded by members who claimed to support the party.
Corruption was something Steenhuisen had felt should be dealt with decisively, adding that Ramaphosa needed to address the issue starting with his own party:
“You cannot expect anybody to take you seriously about your efforts in corruption when the chief protagonists and architects of state capture still sit on these parliamentary benches today.”
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that opposition parties had spared no blows in the debate, eager to have the chance to voice their opinions at the event.
Another DA representitive, Natasha Mazzone, had also weighed in, adding that it was unsettling to see her peers in Parliament implicated in corruption:
“In fact, the more people that are named in various inquiries, the more I look around parliament seeing those very people seated alongside me. What an embarrassment. What an indictment on everything we stand for.”
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