Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Objection to Mbeki resignation rejected

Say it with a sting.....

Objection to Mbeki resignation rejected
23/09/2008 11:22 - (SA)


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Cape Town - MPs on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted against a Freedom Front Plus motion objecting to President Thabo Mbeki's resignation.

The motion, which would have compelled the ANC to explain its decision to recall Mbeki and granted the outgoing president an opportunity to give the National Assembly his side of the story, was defeated by 299 votes to 10.

The FF Plus had called for a vote following a motion by the ANC on Monday notifying the National Assembly about Mbeki's resignation letter addressed to the Speaker Baleka Mbete.

In his letter, Mbeki said when taking office he had sworn before the entire nation that he would always promote all that would advance the Republic and oppose all that would harm it, protect and promote the rights of all South Africans, discharge his duties with all "my strength and talents to the best of my knowledge and ability, and true to the dictates of my conscience", do justice to all, and devote himself to the well-being of the Republic and all its people.

"I want to assure honourable members that the promise that I made to the millions of our people informed all my actions throughout the period that I was privileged to serve as President of this country," Mbeki said.

Parliament is due to elect Mbeki's replacement on Thursday.


SAPA

Comments by Sonny

WOW, 299 votes to 10, Thabo Mbeki you really went cheap!

Where are all the 'turncoats' who you gave jobs to now!

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