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Hawks Act: DA vindicated by ConCourt

The DA welcomes the ruling of the Constitutional Court judgement which vindicates the DA’s contention that amendments made to the South African Police Service Act through the South African Police Service Amendment Act 10 of 2012, the so called Hawks Act, does not meet constitutional muster.   Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, in his judgment, instituted…

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The ANC has used and abused Parliament

Honourable Speaker, Today is a sad day for democracy in South Africa. The ANC has used and abused Parliament. It no longer plays by the rules, and no longer defends democratic values. Today we are expected to rubberstamp the pathetic investigation by the Powers and Privileges Committee. Let’s face it honourable members, this committee’s so-called…

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The DA rejects the Report by the PPC

On 21 August, President Jacob Zuma came to Parliament to answer questions. As you all know, the question session broke down, as the President was not able to answer all questions fully. It is the DA’s considered opinion that the question session broke down for three intertwined reasons: 1) President Zuma failed to give appropriate…

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Energy crisis in South Africa

Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered by the DA Parliamentary Leader during a debate on the escalating crisis at Eskom.   Speaker,   Honourable Members,   We have called this debate to discuss a matter of grave national importance.   It is now commonly accepted that we are in the midst of a…

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DA wins EC ward off ANC, retains all wards so far

The Democratic Alliance has staged a significant surge in growth to win a rural Eastern Cape ward off the ANC, going from 33% in 2014 to 52% yesterday.   The ward in Inkwanca municipality, dissolved as a result of poor governance, comprises the towns of Molteno and Sterkstroom.   The DA also showed growth of…

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Sentencing of horrific crime a victory for justice

As we embark on 16 Days of Activism to create awareness of violence against women and children, we are reminded of the horrific crimes perpetrated against Duduzile Zozo. Zozo was brutally murdered and raped by Lekgoa Lesley Motleleng last year. Her attacker pleaded guilty yesterday, Tuesday the 25th of November, at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s…

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