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Mazibuko feels 'vindicated'

The DA parliamentary leader says the party has a constitutional right and duty to debate the issue.

Lindiwe Mazibuko believes they had a duty to bring this motion of no confidence to the National Assembly.

CAPE TOWN - The ANC on Thursday said the Democratic Alliance (DA) wasted the Western Cape High Court's time.

This after Judge Dennis Davis dismissed an application by the DA and other opposition parties for the motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma to be debated in the National Assembly on Thursday.

The parties believe Zuma failed to provide leadership during the Marikana shooting and unemployment rates have increased under his leadership.

The National Assembly is currently sitting for the last time in 2012.

Davis spent more than an hour delivering his complex judgment.

He ruled that while it was DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko's constitutional right to launch the motion of no-confidence, it is not up to the courts to decide when it should take place.

Mazibuko said she felt vindicated by the ruling.

"We had a right and a duty to bring this motion of no-confidence to the National Assembly and we had a right to have it head and debated."

Meanwhile, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga said the opposition parties are welcome to take up their offer to debate the motion in February.