Elections should be held immediately, the Democratic Alliance said yesterday.
"If the ANC is confident that recalling the president, the consequential resignation of cabinet ministers and the potential resignations of premiers and mayors are in the best interest of South Africa, then let's have an election now," the DA Mpumalanga's provincial legislature member Anthony Benadie said yesterday.
"Tomorrow (today) South Africa will receive a new state president, who has not received a single vote from the people of South Africa.
"The ANC must stop dictating to the people, call an election and let them decide. SA does not need a new president, but needs a new government," he said.
Benadie said that in 1994, 1999 and in 2004 it was a given that the ANC would win.
"In 2009, it is not a given, as the war within the ANC has handed the power back to the people, who must decide who will lead them."
Benadie said people who had supported Thabo Mbeki should now vote for the DA.
"The ANC rejected their leader, the ANC will reject Mbeki's supporters too. We are ready for them." - Sapa