PARLIAMENT, August 8 – A motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma was nothing more than a ploy by opposition parties to manipulate Parliament, prevent service delivery and create confusion, according to the ANC’s deputy chief whip Dorries Dlakude.
“They want to manipulate the legislature, deter service delivery and sow the seed of chaos in society to ultimately grab power.
“Shame on you,” she shouted.
As opposition MPs heckled, Dlakude responded: “We are not sellouts. We know who sent us here when we voted ANC must propel us to rise above political expedience”.
Dlakude said she was aware of the issues facing society and they were attempting to correct them.
“We acknowledge our mistakes and work to correct them”.
She then went on to invoke the name of South Africa’s founding father Nelson Mandela, citing his famous quote: “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”
Dlakude said voting for the motion was not just a vote against Zuma, but the entire ANC.
“This debate is about our integrity as the governing party.”
– African News Agency (ANA)