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Opposition leaders want Parliament to be dissolved

Opposition party leaders say they want the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma to go ahead this week and are calling for  Parliament to be dissolved.

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Samkelo Maseko

They met in Cape Town today to discuss the ANC's handling of the so-called Zuma exit.

DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane says they cannot sit and wait for a decision from the ANC.

"It is the view of the collective of leaders here that we need to move straight ahead to apply Section 50 of the Constitution. It is the view of the collective that the ANC has been complicit in violating the Constitution and defending criminality," he says.  

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EFF leader, Julius Malema says they've given Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete an ultimatum to respond to their demands by 10am tomorrow - else they are going to court.

"Because we are going to succeed as all parties to remove Zuma through the motion of no confidence. We are confident about that. Once we remove Zuma, Parliament must be dissolved. The Constitutional Court made a ruling including that Parliament failed to discharge its responsibility when it couldn't protect the Public Protector including holding the president accountable," he says.

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