Athol Trollip (MPL)
Leader of the official opposition:
The DA notes with grave concern the two motions raised by the ANC Chief Whip, Mzoleli Mrara in the provincial legislature today. These motions cause more harm than good with regard to the issue of Xenophobia and reconciliation in our society. For the motions click here and here.
I have written to the Speaker, Noxolo Kiviet and the Leader of Government Business, MEC Helen Sauls-August, to ask them to address various concerns that arise from these two ill-conceived motions. For my letter, click here.
It seems scarcely conceivable that the pillars of reconciliation and the concept of South Africa being a rainbow nation, espoused and championed by the late former President Nelson Mandela should be so quickly forgotten or relegated for short term political gain by the party that Nelson Mandela made “famous”.
The ANC should take more care in appointing its cadres of questionable moral and leadership quality in positions of public prominence.
The DA will reserve its right to refer these two motions to the Human Rights Commission, pending a response or action from the Speaker and the Leader of Government Business.