The Democratic Alliance has written to KZN Speaker, Lydia Johnson (see letter here) to request that all political parties in the provincial Legislature be afforded the opportunity to debate the contents of the Moerane Commission Report at a Sitting scheduled for 27 September.

The formal request comes after KZN Premier Willies Mchunu agreed to the DA’s proposal of a Debate during a Sitting held on Thursday last week during which the Report was finally tabled. The request also comes in terms of Rule 103.1 which is a Matter of Urgent Public Importance.

The DA believes that the detailed findings within the Moerane Commission Report – into the cause of ongoing political killings in the province – requires urgent Debate for the following reasons;

  • The Commission’s Report has cost millions to produce and all political parties need to make their comments
  • With the elections just months away, KZN’s political parties need to find a united voice in order to stop this scourge
  • The safety of the people of our province and the overall instability that such acts of violence brings must also be considered and addressed.

The DA expects the Speaker to respond within the appropriate time-frame. She cannot afford to ignore the DA’s request while our province continues to be wracked by such atrocities.