Historically, Mbete’s loyalty to Zuma has been unwavering and she has rarely hesitated to undermine the institution of Parliament to shield him.
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has today committed to a “process of consultation” with relevant parties in respect of the DA’s Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma – tabled on 30 March in terms of Section 102 of the Constitution.
John Steenhuisen MP, Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance calls for Mbete to fast-track her consultation and schedule a sitting of the National Assembly immediately; South Africa is now experiencing a groundswell of opposition to Zuma and his undisguised project of state capture.
The Democratic Alliance acknowledged Mbete’s duty to consult, however the official opposition party states that they will not ‘allow her office to dawdle’.
The Democratic Alliance frowns upon the fact that the Speaker is set to visit Luthuli House tomorrow and Parliament only on Tuesday.