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Dlamini-Zuma Defends Move To Vote In Favour Of Ramaphosa Impeachment Proceedings

Dlamini-Zuma Defends Move To Vote In Favour Of Ramaphosa Impeachment Proceedings

South Africa’s Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has defended her decision to vote in favour of impeachment proceedings against President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Dlamini Zuma was one of four ANC MPs who refused to toe the party line by supporting the call for the adoption of the Section 89 panel report which found that Ramaphosa may have violated his oath of office in connection with the theft of cash at his Phala Phala farm.

She said that she used her discretion as a member of Parliament when she voted.

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who was also in the running to become the African National Congress (ANC)’s next president, was the first MP to vote against the party’s position during the open vote and stunned the National Assembly on Tuesday.

She joined the likes of Supra Mahumapelo, Mosebenzi Zwane, and Mervyn Dirks who all voted in support of impeachment proceedings against Ramaphosa. Said Dlamini Zuma:

I’m a public representative so I voted according to my understanding of the report. I read it thoroughly and I supported it.

Only 148 members of parliament voted in favour and 214 voted against, while two MPs abstained from the vote. This means that the impeachment process is now dead in the water | EWN

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9 Comments

Bright 1 month ago

Anga dii hake achida kuitawo president kti abewo ft


Machiavelli 1 month ago

NDZ you have cooked your goose. By refusing to toe the party line, especially after the Ethics Committee and the NEC have been ambivalent or like warm in their criticism of Ramaphosa over Phala Phala, I don't see you winning any meaningful seat at the forthcoming ANC Congress.

Besides I see a lot of machinations against you. If there is a Cabinet reshuffle post Congress (as it normally should), I cannot see you hold any post in government.


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

@Machiavelli. I don't see any wrongdoing on the part of Dyany!ni Zuma. I personally find the concepts of "party line", "party system" & "party chief whips" quite abhorrent. The party line is the most undemocratic & most rigged system ever in politics. Party representatives are secretly threatened by the chief whips to support a party leaders decisions no matter how repugnant & tyrannical the position.

The party line, ensures that an MP is never allowed to think freely or to use his own conscience, but to just blindly tow the line without questions or else face the consequences.

Dyany!ni Zuma voted according to her conscience & in favour her own ambitions. That's good politics. Going against a President should not be illegal, lest the President becomes an almighty dictator.

If Dyany!ni Zuma is hounded out of ANC leadership, then brace yourselves for another independent political party which will eat into the ANC's votes. The party will have the backing of Zulus, Xhosa's & all disgruntled ANC members aligned to the Kangaman Jacob Zuma.

Machiavelli 1 month ago

@Worzell. my commentary was more on consequences than morality of the individual vote.

In a democracy, yes it is important to follow one's conscience. But in critical situations even in democratic institutions there exists the party whipping system. Hence in Parliament the Chief Whip (both in ruling and opposition) ranks a Minister. with benefits and clout associated with the post.

However subsequent developments seem to justify my point. i hate to say, "I told you so", but the statement from the ANC Chairman, Gwede Mantashe says disciplinary action is going to be taken against the 4 (not 5 anymore). As he says. in South Africa noone is voted as an MP on a constituency basis. in other words in South Africa the party deploys and redeploys.

Coming on the eve of the ANC Congress, Zuma, a minister under Ramaphosa has gone against her Commander-in-Chief. That is gross insubordination.
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As for your prognostication of a breakup, I think that is wishful thinking.

Nkosazana Dhlamini Zuma has indeed cooked her goose. After Congress I foresee her losing her cabinet post

. 1 month ago

Haaiti politics dze****u, dzekutya kudzingwa


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pliz grow up 1 month ago

you are embarrassing your whole family

pk 1 month ago

mupanduki chera mwena nguva yako yakwana.


mubhabhatidzi 1 month ago

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