The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng says a motion of no confidence against Gauteng Premier David Makhura is not an attempt to score cheap political points and that it cannot allow the most vulnerable groups of society to be treated as if they are 'non entities'.
The motion tabled in the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday afternoon was unsuccessful.
The party has accused Makhura of failing to deal with the Life Esidimeni tragedy, which resulted in the deaths of 144 mentally ill patients.
DA Gauteng leader John Moodey says they will continue to hold local government to account.
Makhura sat on his hands, he did absolutely nothing, he turned a blind eye.— John Moodey, DA Gauteng leader
We are servants of the people, we are here to look after their best interests not ours.— John Moodey, DA Gauteng leader
We will continue to do what we are mandated to do, we have mandate and a responsibility to hold government to account without any fear or favor and we will continue to do so.— John Moodey, DA Gauteng leader
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