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Democratic Alliance Criticizes Sixth Parliament’s Failure To Hold The Executive Accountable

The DA is determined to hold President Ramaphosa accountable by demanding the release of performance appraisals conducted with his Cabinet.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has delivered a scathing review of the sixth Parliament, stating that it has failed to adequately hold the executive accountable. With only a few months left before the term ends and the upcoming elections, time is running out for the sixth Parliament to pass crucial legislation and conclude investigations.

The DA’s criticism extends beyond the executive to the administration of Parliament itself. The party highlights the lack of proper scrutiny in relation to the fire investigation and the bloated salary of the secretary to parliament.

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Chief whip Siviwe Gwarube accuses the executive of abusing its powers and evading parliamentary scrutiny during the lockdown. The DA is currently challenging the Disaster Management Act in court, further emphasizing their dissatisfaction with the executive’s actions.

According to DA leader John Steenhuisen, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s promises of reform and a new dawn have proven to be a farce. Steenhuisen points out that the president has not introduced any legislation to address crucial issues such as the economic growth, the energy crisis, food security, or unemployment.

The DA is determined to hold President Ramaphosa accountable by demanding the release of performance appraisals conducted with his Cabinet. To achieve this, the party plans to submit promotion of access to information requests to all government departments.

As the sixth Parliament’s term comes to an end, the DA’s scathing review highlights the lack of accountability and progress made by the executive. The party believes that the national executive, under President Ramaphosa’s leadership, has failed to deliver on its promises of reform and economic growth.

In addition to criticizing the executive, the DA also raises concerns about the administration of Parliament itself. The party alleges that proper scrutiny has been evaded in relation to important matters such as the fire investigation and excessive salaries.

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Chief whip Siviwe Gwarube accuses the executive of abusing its powers and avoiding parliamentary scrutiny during the lockdown period. The DA’s ongoing legal challenge to the Disaster Management Act further demonstrates their dissatisfaction with the executive’s actions.

DA leader John Steenhuisen asserts that President Ramaphosa’s promises of a new dawn and reform have proven to be empty. Steenhuisen highlights the lack of legislation introduced to address critical issues such as economic growth, the energy crisis, food security, and unemployment.

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The DA is committed to holding President Ramaphosa accountable by demanding the release of performance appraisals conducted with his Cabinet. To achieve this, the party plans to submit promotion of access to information requests to all government departments.

As the sixth Parliament’s term draws to a close, the DA’s scathing assessment underscores the lack of accountability and progress achieved by the executive. The party believes that President Ramaphosa and his administration have not fulfilled their promises of reform and economic growth.

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Ntuthuko Gumede for SurgeZirc SA
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