Opposition parties call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections

Opposition parties call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections

- Opposition parties have called for fresh elections and the dissolution of Parliament as the only solution to the crisis which is gripping the country

- The EFF has said that neither Zuma nor Ramaphosa is the problem with SA but the ANC itself

- They have called for a motion of no confidence in Zuma to be held this week and for Parliament to vote for the dissolution of Parliament

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Opposition parties have rallied together to call for the dissolution of Parliament and new elections to be held. They believe that the future of the country must be decided by the people and not the ANC.

The leader of the EFF, Julius Malema, says that the problem with South Africa is not simply Jacob Zuma or Cyril Ramaphosa but the ANC itself.

Briefly.co.za has learned that Malema has called for an urgent motion of no confidence to be brought forward from 22 February to this week against Zuma. The National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has been given until Tuesday to respond according to ewn.co.za.

If she does not the EFF has threatened to launch an urgent court application.

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“The motion of no confidence must take place this week. Baleka has not responded to the EFF letter about bringing forward the motion of no confidence. If Baleka has not responded by tomorrow at 10 am, the EFF is going to launch an urgent application in court because we’re in crisis.”

Once the motion has been debated the opposition parties want the National Assembly to vote in terms of Section 50 (1) of the Constitution. This would allow for Parliament to be dissolved and the holding of new elections.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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