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Parliament must be the watchman on the walls of our democracy

The following end of year farewell speech was delivered today by the DA’s Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen MP, in Parliament. Madam Speaker, Another year has passed as quickly as the last. 2017 has been a tumultuous year, not only for this Parliament but for our South Africa as well: In February Minister Dlamini brought SASSA…

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State Capture remains a serious concern for South Africans

The following speech was delivered in Parliament by the Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen MP, during the debate on The scourge of State Capture.  Madam Speaker, The Gupta Gang of Six If ever there was a reason for this house to be having this debate today it was confirmed in glorious Technicolor…

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We will not allow Parliament to become one of the “President’s Keepers”

The following statement was delivered today by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, at a press briefing in Parliament, Cape Town. Maimane was joined by DA Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe, and DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen. Last week Thursday, President Jacob Zuma appeared before Parliament in his last oral question session for the year, and quite…

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De Lille and Smith placed on special leave from DA activities in Cape Metro

Please find attached a soundbite by the DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP.  In recent days various allegations and counter allegations have been made in the Cape Town press involving Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, and Councillor JP Smith. DA Leader Mmusi Maimane called both Mayor de Lille and Cllr Smith to account…

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Those involved in State Capture will be held to account, whether in private sector or government

The following statement was delivered today by Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a press briefing in Parliament, Cape Town. Maimane was joined by Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe, and DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen.  I want to begin by welcoming yesterday’s decision by ANC Member of Parliament, Dr Makhosi Khoza, to quit the…

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Confronting State Capture: the DA’s priorities for Parliament’s Third Term

Note to Editors: The following brief on the DA’s priorities for Parliament’s Third Term was delivered today by the DA’s Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen MP, who was joined by his Deputy, Mike Waters MP, and the DA’s new Executive Director of Communications, Siviwe Gwarube.  The significance of Parliament’s Third Term cannot be overstated. South Africa is confronted with an…

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