Democratic Alliance leader, John Steenhuisen says the speaker of the National Assembly has until close of business today to respond to his request that Ministers be recused from the vote of no-confidence in Cabinet, scheduled for Wednesday.

Steenhuisen says he wrote to Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula about the matter.

He says he also urged the Speaker that a roll-call system be used during the voting process.

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) is heading to court to stop the government from extending the National State of Disaster month after month.

DA leader John Steenhuisen made the announcement this week and said all indications are that the government will continue to extend the State of Disaster indefinitely.

The DA leader says that if and when the government moves lockdown regulations to permanent legislation, his party will mount a legal challenge to those too.

Steenhuisen says the DA will continue to fight for the rights of South Africans and oppose all of the government’s efforts to further keep the country’s citizens under never-ending lockdowns.

He says the continuous and repeated extension of the regulations does more harm than good.

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