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25 May 2017
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The Constitutional Court today reserved judgment on its case in respect to motions of no-confidence. The DA is pleased by today’s proceedings and looks forward to the judgement.

Today we made our case that members of parliament have the right to move a motion of no-confidence, have it debated within a reasonable time-frame and not be subject to any form of political interference.  

In addition, it is significant to note that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, now concedes that- as argued by the DA- there is indeed a lacuna in the rules of the National Assembly which can result in motions of no confidence being blocked on political grounds despite this being a constitutional right. This is contrary to the position he took in the Western Cape High Court in November 2012.

We will await the final decision of the Constitutional Court.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
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