- The DA has stated that they will not be a part of the no-confidence vote in President Cyril Ramaphosa
- The political party believes that the African Transformation Movement (ATM) does not have good intentions
- The party said they would be distancing themselves but this did not mean they would not make Ramaphosa accountable
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has decided that the political party will not be taking part in Thursday's no vote of confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa. The DA expressed that the event would not have any purpose or value.
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) originally brought forward the motion of no-confidence in Ramaphosa.
DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone said that the party would not be participating. They would not be in either support or against Ramaphosa. She also expressed that although they were not going to be there, this did not mean they would stop holding the president accountable.
"The motion will not succeed and will only offer an entertainment break from the real work of Parliament," said Mazzone.
She also said that the motion should not have been brought forward, to begin with.
"The ATM is nothing more than a side project of the Zuma-Magashule faction of the ANC and they’re using the floor of Parliament to play out a factional internal ANC battle," she said.
The ATM, on the other hand, believed that their actions were correct.
In other political news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams shifted blame to MPs for the SABC's supposed downfall. The South African Broadcasting Corporation has been undergoing a period of restructuring, with the broadcaster preparing to shed 400 jobs.
Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has told the Members of Parliament (MPs) that they should take all take the blame.
The SABC made a decision to retrench a large number of workers since the broadcaster had been facing financial difficulties. Employees were angered by this development, claiming that they were not informed about what was actually going on.
Ndabeni-Abrahams wanted the government to take responsibility for what had taken place:
"All of us here should take the blame because it happened under our watch,” she said.
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