ANC rejects calls for dissolution of Parliament

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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) Wednesday rejected calls by opposition parties – the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Independent Democrats (ID) – for the dissolution of the country’s Parli a ment, saying the move lacked merit. ANC spokesman Tiyani Rikhotso said “The motions moved by the two parties in th e National Assembly border on political bankruptcy. “They have demonstrated to the nation that they have run out of ideas. Point-s coring gimmicks are not going to help us solve the challenges we currently face a s a country.” He said the DA and ID had further demonstrated their lack of interest in the con solidation of the gains South Africa had made in the past 14 years. “The ANC has full confidence in its policies and their potential to help us de liver better life to our people as we have promised,” Rikhotso said. “South Africans have on numerous occasions reaffirmed the relevance of our pol icies in dealing with the challenges they face,” the ANC spokesman added.
Earlier, DA member of parliament Ryan Coetzee said the ANC had never been more dismal in its history. He said “The ANC lacks the moral courage to accept reality and take responsibi lity. I am here to tell you that one day the ANC will wake up to find that the v o ters have moved on. “The leadership will find itself stranded with its BMWs, bodyguards and Johnn y Walker Blues, the detritus of a forgotten liberation movement; a vanguard part y no more. It may not happen tomorrow, or next year, or the year after. But happe n it will.”

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