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DIRCO must disclose reasons for Mr Van Pletzen’s arrest in Dubai

The DA will write to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Lindiwe Sisulu, to find out exactly what charges have been laid against South African businessman, Justin Mr Van Pletzen, after he was arrested in Dubai allegedly for filming Ajay Gupta without his permission. The DA will also request that the Minister set…

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DA prepares to make submissions to the State Capture Inquiry

The DA welcomes the release of the Regulations for the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, as gazetted this afternoon. The wheels are now finally in motion to begin the process of holding those responsible for state capture accountable. President Jacob Zuma has for years frustrated the efforts to hold him to account for…

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DA hands over KPMG International’s statement to the Hawks to assist with ongoing investigation into the Guptas.

The DA welcomes the investigation, conducted by KPMG International, into work performed on behalf of the Gupta family, which resulted in the purge of seven senior executives from KPMG South Africa. The investigation into the audits of Gupta entities, including Linkway Trading (Pty) Ltd, a South African company, controlled by the Guptas, which was allegedly…

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DA urges MPs to support motion for early election

The DA calls on all Members of Parliament to support our motion calling for early elections as per Section 50(1) of the Constitution, which will be debated in the National Assembly today, 5 September. This is an opportunity for MPs to do the right thing and put the people of South Africa first. On 8…

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DA welcomes that SIU can finally begin SABC investigation

The DA welcomes the signing of the proclamation allowing the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to begin a forensic investigation at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Although three months late, President Jacob Zuma’s signing of the proclamation means that the SIU can now finally begin to do the work that will reveal the true extent of…

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Bell Pottinger complaint upheld; DA now awaits ruling – likely on 4 September

Please find attached a soundbite by the DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme MP.  The DA has received confirmation that our complaint against Bell Pottinger has been upheld. This means that the UK’s Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Professional Practices Committee has agreed that Bell Pottinger did indeed violate its Professional Charter,…

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