The National Assembly will on Tuesday debate the motion to dissolve Parliament in order to bring about early elections as proposed by the Democratic Alliance (DA).
Following the ANC’s victory in the recent no confidence vote last month, the DA proposed the motion to dissolve parliament in order to bring about early elections and vote out president Jacob Zuma.
The opposition party has met great criticism by other parties for its supposed un-democratic approach to the situation.
The EFF, UDM and COPE have stated that they will not support the DA in this venture.
The decision to debate the proposal was announced by the programming whip, ANC MP Fezile Bhengu, at the National Assembly’s programming committee meeting on Thursday morning.
“By agreement in the chief whip’s forum and due to the constitutionality thereof, the draft resolution from the DA is taking place on Tuesday this coming week that the house resolves to dissolve the National Assembly in terms of Section 51 of the Constitution.”
The motion requires a simple majority of members - 201 of the 400 MPs - to succeed.