Opposition parties in Malawi have hailed a unanimous ruling by the country’s constitutional court which on Monday ordered a new presidential election after annulling the disputed results of last year’s presidential vote. The long-awaited decision sparked scenes of celebration among opposition supporters in the capital, Lilongwe, and other parts of[…]
Opposition parties have poured cold water on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) delivered last week. The rival parliamentary members have called on him to work with the Public Protector and her investigation into donations made by Bosasa to his presidential campaign. MPs widely criticised Ramaphosa’s Sona,[…]
By Ibrahim Kangwa Chibwe Its been 25 years since South Africa’s transition to an inclusive society. In 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected as the first democratic president of South Africa. The ANC’s victory sent a signal to the world that democracy was born in South Africa. Since then, the country[…]
A coalition of opposition parties could unseat the ANC in upcoming elections. That’s according to DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Maimane was addressing the media outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria, on Monday, to outline the DA’s plans in the first 100 days in office should they win the May general[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address (Sona) largely dealt with the issues facing SA, but it promised more than government can deliver. This was the gist of the reaction from opposition parties, who were speaking outside parliament after the address on Thursday night. The speech was also lacking[…]
The Democratic Alliance says it is “rejoicing” at the news that Jacob Zuma has resigned as president, while the United Democratic Movement says “good riddance”. Zuma announced on Wednesday evening that, although he does not agree with his decision, he will resign as president of the republic effective immediately. “We[…]
The DA has accelerated calls for Parliament’s dissolution, an idea which some of its opposition partners have rejected. The party tabled a motion on Thursday, to be voted on at the earliest opportunity. It claimed the ANC no longer enjoyed the support of the majority of South Africans, and early[…]
By Yaseen Kippie Opposition parties believe last night’s outcome in the motion of no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma is a victory for the opposition, as it shows the ANC is more divided than ever before. Zuma narrowly escaped another vote of no confidence, this time by secret ballot,[…]
As few as 31 or as many as 40 “rebel” African National Congress MPs may have voted for the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma during Tuesday’s secret ballot in Parliament, depending on a range of possible scenarios that could have played out during the vote. News24 has[…]
Opposition parties say they are optimistic that the Constitutional Court will rule in their favour after arguing their case for a secret motion of no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma. The political parties supported the application that the United Democratic Movement (UDM) brought. The court is expected to deliver[…]
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