Squabbles dim DA’s hope of 2019 win

Worsening relations between the Democratic Alliance and smaller opposition parties are threatening the party’s hopes of assuming power nationally in 2019 by forming a coalition government. On Tuesday, when the DA brought a motion to dissolve Parliament, its opposition allies would not support it. The smaller opposition parties accused the DA of being arrogant for […]
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Mbete in hot water over secret ballot choice

ANC chairperson and National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete could face sanction from her own party for allowing the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma to be conducted by secret ballot. The Mail & Guardian has learned that the ANC’s top brass, particularly those in Zuma’s camp, are furious with Mbete for her secret […]
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Open voting on the motion of no confidence must not take place under Mbete

Political parties represented in parliament have had until the end of last week to make submissions to the speaker of parliament, Baleka Mbete, on the motion of no confidence that will soon be voted against Jacob Zuma. The UDM of Bantu Holomisa has taken the matter of a secret ballot to the Constitutional Court, which […]
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Urgent review of death penalty for South-Africa proposed at National Assembly

On Thursday, DA MP Zak Mbhele proposed in the National Assembly the urgent need to review death penalty following the recent spate of brutal killings of women in the country. Death Penalty Review: Death sentences are seen as cruel and unusual in the same way that being struck by lightning is cruel and unusual. New […]
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