14.2.2020 07:16 am
Eskom remained the biggest threat to South Africa and the emergency measures announced by the president were simply confirming what was already known: ‘Eskom is dead,’ said the DA.
The DA says President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (Sona) showed that he had chosen the ANC over South Africa and saving the country from economic disaster.
Proceedings will kick off at about 4.30pm with the arrival of members of the judiciary, Cabinet ministers and MPs.
‘We are aware that there is a threat to not make us start in time,’ Thandi Modise said. ‘We think we are not overly worried.’
Parliament says an accurate update will be given later in the day.
‘Open threats to disrupt the work of parliament, including propagation of conspiracy theories, are not in the interest of the public,’ spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said.
This comes after the EFF reiterated in a statement that they would not allow Sona proceedings to continue ‘as long as Gordhan remains as a minister’.
The speaker [Thandi Modise] will oppose [Mkhwebane’s] application in defence of parliament’s powers, a statement read.
National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise said she is considering the African Transformation Movement’s (ATM) motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The ATM said in a statement that it too was served with Mkhwebane’s urgent application papers against the removal process.
The acting secretary of parliament, Baby Tyawa, said they have budgeted R2.1m for this Sona, but she expected they would spend less.
‘There has been instability in the business since 2015 particularly at leadership level, both at board and management levels,’ administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo told Scopa.
A press conference will highlight that the party had ‘no less than 15 grounds’ to call for a vote of no confidence against the president.
A report stating 22 of 55 villages were receiving water was incorrect, the committee said after a visit to the area, as they ‘were met by dry taps’.
Provincial Scopa chair Job Dliso said the Hawks had always had all the information needed, which was why they were shocked when the case was closed.
The DA’s call for the public protector’s head has been backed by the SA Communist Party – a sure sign that the ruling ANC will follow suit, a source says.