Ramaphosa’s ‘political backers’ fall due to corruption

by Zwakele Mncwango – DA KZN Premier Candidate The DA welcomes today’s media reports that raids were conducted on the homes of individuals linked to the multi-million-rand North Sea Jazz graft scandal, one of whom is ANC KZN deputy Chairperson and Ramaphosa enforcer, Mike Mabuyakhulu. It is a good day in the fight against ANC […]

Nkandla: DA moves to impeach Zuma following Constitutional Court ruling

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Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Mmusi Maimane MP Democratic Alliance Leader   Nkandla: DA moves to impeach Zuma following Constitutional Court ruling   Following today’s judgement by the Constitutional Court in the much anticipated Nkandla matter, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has officially begun the process to impeach President Jacob Zuma, in terms of Section 89(1) […]

Getting to know Mmusi Maimane

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DA launches national petition to blacklist child maintenance defaulters

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Today we are gathered outside Parliament to make our voices heard on an issue directly affecting the 9 million children in South Africa today who grow up in single parent households. Nearly half of South Africa’s children, 48%, have a living parent who is absent from their lives. In thousands of cases, the absent parent […]

DA challenges President Zuma to not sign unconstitutional Private Security Bill

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP DA Shadow Minister of Police The Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko’s assertions that the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) Amendment Bill is consistent with the Constitution is wrong. The Bill in its current form is in breach of the Bill of Rights and international trade agreement […]

McBride must investigate suppression of evidence in nightclub assault case

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP DA Shadow Minister of Police   I have written to the Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), Robert McBride, urging him to launch an investigation into the alleged criminal conduct of the detective tasked with investigating the brutal assault of Delia Adonis. Reports this […]

Ramaphosa: Here are the facts

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Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Mmusi Maimane MP DA Parliamentary Leader   The Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has misrepresented the outcome of the meeting that took place on Tuesday, 18 November. I agreed in that meeting to the establishment of a working group that would include opposition leaders, the ANC Chief Whip and the Deputy President […]

New power blackouts; Minister Brown owes South Africa urgent answers

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Natasha Michael MP DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises A crack in a coal storage silo, on Saturday afternoon, affecting supplies to all six units of the Majuba power station caused the loss of 1800MW to the national grid, deeply worsening our National energy crisis. This is a direct result of […]

DA calls on private sector to contribute to the fight against Ebola

Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Dr Wilmot James MP DA Shadow Minister of Health I will write today to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to ask for a report on how well he is doing in persuading South African companies to make donations towards the fight against Ebola in West Africa. Motsoaledi recently said that we need […]

Debate of national importance requested

Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Mmusi Maimane MP DA Parliamentary Leader I have today written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, requesting that she schedules a debate of national importance, in terms of Rule 103 of Parliament, to debate the failure of the President to appear before Parliament to answer a full session of […]