MADRID, Feb. 14 (Royals Blue) –
The main South African opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA, for its acronym in English), has presented this Monday a motion of censure against the Government of the president, Cyril Ramaphosa, in response to the debate on the state of the nation of the week pass.
The DA leader, John Steenhuisen, has questioned the promises launched last Thursday by Ramaphosa on a reform of the economy in collaboration with the private sector and has accused the president of counting on people outside his cabinet to carry out all these measures.
“Today I present a motion of censure, not to the president, but to the entire cabinet,” Steenhuisen said before the South African Assembly, from where he has called for the dismissal of all government ministers, the local newspaper ‘Mail & Guardian’ reports.
“If it is not possible for you to do the right thing for the people of South Africa, then we will take that burden off you and let this house fire you,” Steenhuisen said to applause from the rest of his party, the second force within of the Assembly.
Steenhuisen has accused Ramaphosa of keeping South Africa’s economy in “quicksand” and has questioned the validity of his promises of change as “he continues to insist on deploying party loyalists, but inadequate, in all corners of the state” so as not to “disturb ” to the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
The motion of censure presented by the opposition comes after President Ramaphosa announced last Thursday a series of reforms in fiscal and economic matters to facilitate private investment and for this he had appointed Sipho to be in charge of this restructuring. Nkosi, former CEO of the mining company Exxaro.
“We have found that there are too many regulations in the economy in our country that are complicated, expensive and difficult to comply with. Now we are working to improve the business environment for companies of all sizes through a reduction in bureaucracy,” explained Ramaphosa.