Motion calling for early elections to be debated next week

The DA’s motion calling for early elections as per Section 50(1) of the Constitution, will be debated in the House on Tuesday, 5 September. This was announced in the National Assembly Programme Committee this morning.
The DA called for early elections as provided for in the Constitution following the 8 August Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma which saw a record number of MPs, including those from the ANC, vote to remove a captured president.
The reality is that South Africa cannot afford another two years of ANC governance.
With over half of South Africans living in abject poverty, 9.3 million of our people without work and our economy showing no signs of being able to recover from the recession, we need a new beginning.
The drafters of our Constitution foresaw a need to include a provision to allow for early elections for this very purpose. The events of 8 August made it clear that our country desperately needs a new beginning.
The ANC can no longer be trusted to govern and it is clear that South Africans have had enough.
The DA will call on all MPs to support this motion to usher in new elections. Given the enormity of the challenges lying ahead, South Africa cannot afford to have that ANC in power any longer.