Setting the record straight: ANC continues to obstruct WC Parliament

Mark Wiley MPP

DA Chief Whip

Earlier today proceedings in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) had to be suspended due to continuous refusal by the African National Congress (ANC) to obey rulings by the Deputy Speaker.

After consultation with the ruling party and members of the Opposition and the Deputy Speaker an agreement was reached to suspend portions of the ruling referring to racism with the agreement that the matter would be referred to the Western Cape Judge President for a Judge to review.

The order for the Honourable Fransman to withdraw, as well as the order for the Honourable Davids to leave the House are also suspended.

This follows the obstructionist antics displayed by the Honourable Fransman and his fellow Members of the Opposition. The ANC in the House have refused to adhere to rulings made by the Honourable Deputy Speaker, Piet Pretorius.

The ANC in the Western Cape is now fuelling rumours that the DA in the WCPP will be calling the South African Police Service (SAPS) to remove the leader of the Opposition in the WCPP, Marius Fransman, from the House.

The Democratic Alliance categorically rejects these allegations. ANC Members who left the House today, did this on their own free will.