Democratic Alliance Wants to Review Tender Processes of Ministries It Will Get

Democratic Alliance Wants to Review Tender Processes of Ministries It Will Get

  • The Democratic Alliance announced that it will be looking into the tenders awarded in the departments it would receive
  • The party, which is forming a Government of National Unity, also reportedly demanded that the contracts for directors-general in those departments be scrapped
  • South Africans weighed in on the Democratic Alliance's demands, and some believed they were reasonable, while others did not

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

The Democratic Alliance's demands in the departments it could govern caused a debate
Mzansi mostly agreed with the DA's demands once it governs departments. Image: Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG—The Democratic Alliance's demands that they be given ministerial positions caused a debate among South Africans.

DA makes demands for GNU

According to Eyewitness News, the DA demanded that the tenders be issued to the departments it would govern. It allegedly wrote a letter to the African National Congress's secretary-general, Fikile Mbalula.

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In the letter, the party's Helen Zille said it wanted to review the contracts in lieu of the cadre deployment it battled the party in court for. It also proposed terminating the five-year contracts of directors-general in departments whose members will be ministers.

South Africans debate DA's demands

Netizens on Facebook debated the party's demands; some supported it, and others debated it.

Netizens supported the Party

Sonja Bunge said:

"Good for her. Shos that the DA Won't stand for this corruption."

David De Vries-Botha said:

"Good. Get rid of the looting and corruption."

Angelo Loock said:

"Zille, music to my ears. That is why they don't want you there. Push them, Gogo."

Faizel Dawood said:

"Good! The looting has to stop."

Others opposed her

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FT Zuou said:

"They will use the ANC to get their fake credibility just like Cyril used state capture to look like he's fighting corruption."

Pravesh Singh said:

"They're only doing this as a threat for positions. Politics."

EFF's Floyd Shivambu slams DA's demands for Cabinet

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters' deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, slammed the DA's requests for the Cabinet.

Shivambu said the DA showed gross disregard when it demanded 11 cabinet posts and control over essential sectors.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: