South Africa’s Opposition Calls for Dissolution of Parliament — “It has lost the confidence of the country.” — Accusations of government corruption and mismanaging the economy

Peace and Freedom

JOHANNESBURG — The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday called for South Africa’s parliament to be dissolved and a national election to be held, one day after its no-confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma was defeated.

Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said the party would bring the motion to dissolve parliament to the assembly on Thursday and request that it be debated as soon as possible.

Zuma, who has been dogged by accusations of corruption and mismanaging the economy, survived an attempt in parliament to force him from office on Tuesday. But he was left politically wounded after some members of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party voted with the opposition.

Maimane told a…

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