The DA in Gauteng Looks to Other Political Parties to Unseat Makhura

In Gauteng, the Democratic Alliance (DA) declared that it would bring a motion of no confidence against Premier David Makhura on Monday.

The party has stated that Makhura should be removed from office due to poor service delivery and the slow release of reports examining corruption.

In order to ensure that the motion passes, the recognized opposition party in the Gauteng legislature declared that it was in talks with other political parties.

37 of the 73 seats in the Gauteng provincial legislature are held by ANC members.

Only 20 seats belong to the DA.

Solly Msimanga, the party’s leader in Gauteng, stated that they were hoping that divisions within the ANC would work in their favor when the motion is presented.

“In addition to being very aware of the numbers game, we are also very aware of the internal conflicts within the ANC. We are very confident in the DA membership numbers we have as well as the membership numbers of the other political parties we have interacted with.”

According to Msimanga, the motion should be discussed within the next two weeks.

Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the recently named KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier-elect, has pledged to address the difficulties and problems the province is currently facing.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) declared Dube-Ncube to be the new premier on Monday morning.

She is the province’s first woman to hold the position of premier.

After Sihle Zikalala’s resignation last week, she was deployed.


She made the statement shortly after the ANC’s provincial leadership announced her selection for the position: “I do accept the deployment by the ANC and also wish to thank the trust that the ANC is giving to me to be able to lead a collective in government.”

Dube, who has held executive committee positions in a number of province-wide portfolios, will now take on the position of premier.


She stated that addressing the difficulties KZN residents faced was one of her top priorities.

“I am definitely going to be working with the ANC leadership, as well as all my colleagues in government, to make sure that we address the crippling issues that we are still dealing with in our province, those of socioeconomic challenges and issues with unemployment.”

On Wednesday, Dube is anticipated to take the oath of office at the provincial legislature in Pietermaritzburg.

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