“Their incompetence, indifference and corruption has brought suffering to millions of South Africans who cannot find work and who live an incredibly hard life of poverty and despair.
“Yet not one of these ministers is ever held accountable by the president who appointed them. Our MPs swore an oath to serve the people and it is our duty as official opposition to hold government to account,” said Steenhuisen.
He said his party owed it to all South Africans, and not just those who voted for the DA, to do everything it can to hold government to account. “This means using every mechanism available to us — in parliament, in provincial legislatures, in municipal councils, in court and through the media. That’s our job.
“Our motion on Wednesday did not pass. It was ultimately defeated by 231 votes to 131 votes, with one abstention. This is mainly due to the majority the ANC still has, for now, in the National Assembly.”
He said the ANC consistently used its majority to shield its members, ministers and presidents from accountability.
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