ANC will not support no confidence motion

ANC will not support no confidence motion

The ANC in Parliament says the party's MPs will not support the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma today.

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The DA tabled this motion in October, saying it is an opportunity for people to act

on the disapproval of President Zuma and his administration.

"As the Democratic Alliance, we are not asking for a change of party, that will be for the people to decide on in 2019.  Our call now is to ensure that the Office of the President is occupied by a woman or man who respects the office and the laws of the land," says Mmusi Maimane.

The ANC says it supports the recommendations in the State of Capture report that a commission of inquiry be appointed to look into any wrongdoing.

"By calling for this motion, ostensibly on account of the Public Protector's State of the Capture report, the DA is deliberately putting the cart before the horse. The report of the Public Protector has not made any definitive guilty findings or conclusive orders against any implicated individual, let alone President Jacob Zuma. Instead, it has brought to the fore a wide range of crucial but inconclusive matters which must be thoroughly dealt with by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry," says the ANC's Moloto Mothapo.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe earlier this week said ANC MPs will not vote with their conscience, but will have to toe the party line and vote against the motion.

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