JOYOUS: Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko dance to the music during the opening of the DA federal congress in Johannesburg. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee
DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko remained adamant that a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma was urgent and that the party would continue to fight and win the battle against the ANC on the matter.
Mazibuko described the DA as a small party that stood taller than the ANC. She said the party had taken the matter of the motion to the Constitutional Court.
“How can the ANC ask South Africans to believe in Zuma if they don’t have confidence to defend him in Parliament? I can confirm that the papers have been filed. We are taking the matter to the Constitutional Court. We continue to fight and we will win,” Mazibuko said.
Addressing the delegates at the DA’s federal congress in Boksburg on Saturday, Mazibuko said the ANC knew that “Zuma’s presidency had been a disaster”, adding that the president had undermined every constitutional right by blocking himself from public scrutiny.
“The ANC used every tactic to oppose the motion but it (the motion) is urgent and must be tabled immediately. We sent a very clear message to the ANC this week to stop acting as if it is above the Constitution,” Mazibuko said.
She added that the DA had never been more helpful to the future of South Africa than it was today. She said people from all walks of life wanted the country to succeed, adding that the DA could help the nation keep the promise of a non-racial state.
“The only way to end all the wrongs of the past is to give the DA a chance for five years. I see a life of opportunities waiting for the pupils of Limpopo who don’t have textbooks. They look at the DA to give them hope, to fulfill the practical promises contained in our Constitution,” Mazibuko said.