DA welcomes reports of imminent arrest of Mapisa-Nqakula

Issued by Siviwe Gwarube MP – Chief Whip of the Official Opposition
21 Mar 2024 in News

The DA has noted the reports of the imminent arrest of the Speaker of the National Assembly, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

We welcome that law enforcement agencies like the NPA and Hawks are starting to act without fear or favour and that an individual’s political status does not shield them from accountability. We call on these agencies to move speedily on both the matters of Mapisa-Nqakula and the Deputy President, Paul Mashatile.

This now reinforces our call for the Speaker to step down immediately. We are now looking at the Leader of the Legislative Arm of State not only accused but possibly arrested and charged for corruption.

There is therefore no other way. The Speaker must step down. Failing to do so with bring Parliament into disrepute.

On 29 May South Africans have an opportunity to elect a new government and members of Parliament who do not tolerate corruption.