- The DA's Natasha Mazzone has claimed that the Zuma faction is still in charge of the ANC
- She condemned the appointment of several Zuma loyalists to key parliamentary positions
- Party Chief Whip John Steenhuisen also called on Ramaphosa to take action against Ace Magashule, who was allegedly behind these appointments
DA MP Natasha Mazzone says that the ANC's Zuma faction is still in charge.
She made the comments during a joint sitting of the National Assembly on Tuesday to debate Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.
Mazzone slammed the appointment of several tainted ANC officials to key parliamentary committee positions.
"I am outraged and frustrated more than any words could explain at the blatant slap in the face that all South Africans were recently dealt when the ANC announced its proposed chairpersons of our parliamentary committees," Mazzone said.
This comes after multiple ANC MPs who have been linked to corruption were nominated as portfolio committee chairs. Allegedly, ANC Secretary-General and Zuma loyalist, Ace Magashule, was behind these appointments.
As a result, Mazzone urged Ramaphosa to remove these corrupt officials from Parliament, according to News24.
However, Mazzone was not the only opposition MP to criticise Ramaphosa at the meeting. Several politicians slammed the president, saying that his SONA contained no new plans to address the country's issues.
The DA's John Steenhuisen also condemned Ramaphosa for failing to take action against Ace Magashule, saying that it would only become more and more difficult over time, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Steenhuisen suggested that Magashule had appointed these individuals to influential positions as a way of obstructing the president's proposed reforms.
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