“Firing an entire cabinet is a hugely disruptive intervention, but such is the level of destruction wrought on our economy by the incompetence, indifference and corruption of these ministers, we have no choice.
“It is clear that despite his regular assurances, President Ramaphosa has neither the will nor the clout to hold a single minister accountable for his or her performance. If he won’t do it then we will, because the lives of poor South Africans depend on it.
“We have dubbed this cabinet the poverty cabinet because, as a direct result of their disastrous policies and incompetence, an epidemic of poverty, unemployment and inequality has been unleashed on our society.”
The actions or inaction of ministers have caused despair and suffering for millions of people and the metrics that measure the suffering were moving in the wrong direction, he said.
Steenhuisen said MPs should be physically present in the National Assembly for the debate and vote and be allowed to vote individually according to their conscience and not in a block vote announced by party chief whips.
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