Opposition demands Parliament be dissolved, wants early elections

Opposition party leaders are demanding Parliament be dissolved and fresh elections held before a new president of the country is elected.

They say the EFF’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma must be debated this week.

After that they want the National Assembly to vote on a resolution in terms of Section 50 (1) of the Constitution that allows for the dissolution of the National Assembly.

EFF leader Julius Malema says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has until Tuesday morning to respond to the party’s request that its no-confidence motion be brought forward from 22 February, or they will go to court.

“The motion of no confidence must take place this week. Baleka has not responded to the EFF letter about bringing forward the motion of no confidence. If Baleka has not responded by tomorrow at 10 am, the EFF is going to launch an urgent application in court because we’re in crisis.”

Malema says the current problem facing the nation is neither Zuma nor his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa.

He says the problem is the ANC, and the people of South Africa must be given a chance to vote for their next leader.

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