Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

The DA has accused the ANC in the Western Cape of “running scared” from their own motion of no confidence in Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

The debate is scheduled to take place on Thursday following repeated requests from the ANC Western Cape leader. 

"On the 6th of June the head of the ANC in the Western Cape called a motion of no confidence in Premier Helen Zille. The DA blocked it until now, but it is on the order paper to be debated tomorrow," Chief Whip of the ANC in the Western Cape legislature Pierre Uys said on Wednesday.

"This motion is terms of the no confidence in Helen Zille, how she conducts herself and her actions... or rather her inaction."

Speaking of the upcoming debate, DA Western Cape acting leader Bonginkosi Madikizela accused the ANC leader behind the motion of "running away" from the upcoming debate.

ANC, DA ready to face off in Zille no confidence debate

"While the DA looks forward to defeating the ANC Western Cape’s baseless no confidence motion against the premier Zille the ANC is running scared.

"The ANC’s provincial acting chairperson Khaya Magaxa, who sponsored the motion, will be absent at his own debate. Instead, he has been summoned to Luthuli House, by President Jacob Zuma to explain why the ANC in the Western Cape is in such shambles."

Madikizela further said the sad state of the party in the province had resulted in the disbandment of the Dullah Omar region as well as the suspension of the ANC’s Provincial Executive Committee.

He added that the DA looked forward to Thursday’s debate, adding that the party would use it as an opportunity “to debate the phenomenal record of good governance in this province, led by Premier Helen Zille since 2009”.

“The DA does not shy away from addressing issues head-on, unlike the ANC at National Parliament which continues to protect an inept, incapable, corrupt and captured president.”

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