DA to approach High Court on unlawful force in Parliament
Note to Editors: The following statement was delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, at a press briefing at Parliament this morning. Maimane was joined by the Chairperson of the DA’s Federal Executive, James Selfe MP.
Last night was a sad night for South Africa, and can only have left all South Africans disheartened and angry.
The disturbing violence in the House showed quite clearly the true state of our nation – a deeply unpopular government at war with itself has broken Parliament, and has broken the Constitution. The Democratic Alliance cannot, and will not, let the ANC break South Africa. South Africans were rightly appalled at the conduct of their Parliament and their government last night. They deserve a new, DA-led government that puts them and their futures first.
Last night, many more people saw the true and ugly face of the ANC. The mission to remove this President and this ANC government from office is now more urgent than ever. Our democracy depends on it.
There will be some who still, even after last night, believe that the ANC can be saved. To them I say now - The ANC cannot revive itself. It is morally and intellectually dead. No matter who leads the ANC, it will still focus on the few, at the expense of the many.