Madam Speaker, Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa, and honourable members.
ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe today congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on being elected as the 5th President of the Republic of South Africa.
The African Christian Democratic Party has extended its sincere condolences to the friends and family of former Zimbabwean Prime Minister and Leader of the main opposition, Movement for Democratic Change, Morgan Tsvangirai.
ACDP Leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe expressed deep concern about potential violence being encouraged by the tone of the current President’s statement which was clearly dividing, rather than unifying the nation at this critical hour and has called on President Zuma “to place the country and our people’s welfare” above himself.
ACDP MP and Whip, Cheryllyn Dudley today said that, “The meeting of Chief Whips yesterday confirmed that the State of the Nation Address (SONA), which was scheduled to take place today (Thursday, 8 February), has been postponed, primarily, to allow for consultations between the ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma who have been in discussions about “transitional arrangements and that South Africans’ concerns about the uncertainty surrounding President Zuma’s removal is a key factor.”
The ACDP welcomes the decision by the Presiding Officers of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa to accede to the request of the African Christian Democratic Party and postpone the State of the Nation Address (SONA) as a result of political uncertainty.
ACDP Member of Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley, responding to an engineering study prepared for the South African Department of Energy and Eskom, today said that "the ACDP is calling for an inquiry into the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited."
“I would like to speak to you today about why pro-life Christians should support the ACDP’s Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill which is presently before the National Assembly.
ACDP Member of Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley today responded to suggestions that DNA testing will be required to be eligible for paternity leave.
Legendary South African Jazz musician Hugh Masekela passed away today after a long battle with cancer.