Statement of opposition political parties represented in the National Assembly
3 August 2022
The Opposition Political Parties [(Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), National Freedom Party, African Transformation Movement (ATM), United Democratic Movement (UDM), African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)] represented in South Africa’s National Assembly held a meeting in Johannesburg on the 3rd of August 2022.
The primary agenda and focus of the meeting was to consolidate and strengthen opposition parties’ resolve and commitment to hold the Executive and President Cyril Ramaphosa accountable; especially in light of the serious allegations he faces regarding Phala Phala and the violation of the South African Constitution.
We are unanimous that the President must be held accountable as a matter of urgency and no delays, distractions and procrastination should be permitted.
All the opposition parties expressed misgivings and discontent with the manner in which the Speaker of the National Assembly has thus far handled the demands of political parties to hold the President accountable. We also agree that the concealment of the President’s responses to the Public Protector on the Phala Phala matter is unacceptable and must be challenged.