Tebogo Msimanga |
The ANC in Parliament has once again failed in its Constitutional obligations by protecting President Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet from accountability and scrutiny about the alleged abuse of public resources and institutions on his Phala Phala game farm. These are the sentiments of the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance.
DA Chief Whip Siviwe Gwarube said the ANC is beyond the point of self-correction. “They have learnt no lessons from the past decade, instead they continue to hollow out the Parliament in order to shield many in their ranks from accountability”.
Gwarube added that it is truly a sad day in “our” democracy when a logical motion meant to enable members of parliament to do their work is shot down due to narrow political interests.
“This is the same as the ANC in the 5th Parliament who protected former President Jacob Zuma and his ministers from being held responsible for Nkandla and State Capture”.All opposition parties voted in favour of the motion. The ANC and the Good Party voted against it.