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PAC: PAC demand parliament to postpone the motion of no confidence until we are heard

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PAC: PAC demand parliament to postpone the motion of no confidence until we are heard

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7th August 2017

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Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) demands the Office of Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) to postpone this important seating of the 8th August 2017 which is tomorrow.

We are warning the parliament as well as Cde Baleka Mbete that if she allows the seating to proceed then such convention would be deemed illegal, unconstitutional as well as null and void. We have written a letter to replace a member of parliament but there have been unnecessary delaying tactics from the officials.

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Our reason for postponement is that we do not have representative. We have written several letters to the relevant office of the parliament to replace the expelled Luthando Mbinda who absconded Disciplinary Committee 2 times.

We have recently learned from the SABC website that the PAC will abstain in the motion of no confidence. We would like to clear the air and deny that that is not the official stance of the PAC but the personal view of an expelled member who does not have jurisdiction to represent the party even at branch level.

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PAC was voted into parliament by citizens and we have constitutional mandate to execute. How can we abstain in such an important gathering that decides the fate of our people. We will definitely participate because if you abstain from participating then it simply means you are as well abstaining from all the challenges that our people face in their daily lives.

We are left with no choice but to consult with our legal team to device other ways of forcing the parliament to respond to our request. There is a syndrome of punishing the PAC every time we want to replace a member of parliament, we are always settling such matters in courts and we have been vindicated every time we come out of courts. The parliament does not learn and sometimes they abuse the public resources without necessity. We are going to be part of decision making process tomorrow.

 

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