Many areas of South Africa are experiencing drought conditions, with Cape Town experiencing the worst droughts in its recorded history.
The ACDP has always acknowledged that there has been historical socio-economic injustice in South Africa around the question of land ownership, and our black population has been at the receiving end of forced dispossession. That is why the ACDP supports fair, legal and just reform and land redistribution.
The ACDP believes more must be done to reduce corruption, and wasteful and irregular state expenditure.
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.