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Mkhize: DA will try different tactics to destroy ANC

ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize says the move is just another attempt by the party to try to dislodge the ANC.

FILE: ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize has hit back at the Democratic Alliance (DA's) motion to dissolve Parliament saying it has no basis.

He says the move is just another attempt by the party to try to dislodge the ANC.

This comes just days after opposition parties failed to succeed in a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Mkhize was speaking on the sidelines of a public lecture at the Tshwane University of Technology.

“I don’t believe the ANC can ever support that and there is no basis for it. The DA will embark on different tactics to try to destroy the ANC.”

Meanwhile, The Democratic Alliance (DA) has brushed off criticism from other opposition parties over its motion to dissolve Parliament, saying it’s a necessary step for South Africans.

The party submitted the motion to the National Assembly on Thursday.

DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says that while Tuesday's vote of no confidence was purely aimed at President Jacob Zuma, it has to turn its attention to the party which defended him.

The DA says the National Assembly no longer represents the will of the people and it's failed to hold Zuma accountable for his actions.

Steenhuisen says that its motion to dissolve Parliament is the next logical step.

“It's very clear that since last week, the ANC's decided to take ownership of President Jacob Zuma and defended him once again and we think the country should pass judgement over that decision.”

On Tuesday, the DA denied accusations from the ANC that it was trying to effect a regime change.
It now says it's the only way.

“This absolutely is against the political party because they have shown South Africans that they not willing to deal with Jacob Zuma. We don't have a Jacob Zuma problem anymore, we have an ANC problem.”