The DA welcomes South Africa’s election as a non-permanent member of the United Nation’s Security Council.
This is a positive step towards Africa’s representation on the global stage. South Africa now, once again, has an opportunity to reaffirm our status as a leader in Africa.
Our government’s voting on the council must reflect our commitment to human rights and repair the damage of the Zuma-administration.
Our previous stint on the council damaged South Africa’s image internationally due to our questionable voting patterns.
We must ensure that this time around our voting patterns are in line with democratic ideals and in the best interest of, not just South Africa, but our continent as a whole.
The DA will keep a keen eye on South Africa’s voting record on the council and we will not refrain from holding the government accountable.