Aggrieved by what it termed political rascality and outright disrespect for the basic principles of governance, The Democratic Alliance (DA) is presently at the Western Cape High Court trying to get an urgent interdict against the swearing in of new ministers.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed 10 new ministers and 10 new deputies after firing seven cabinet members over night , among them Finance Minister Pravin and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas.
DA supporters are picketing outside court.
The official opposition has also written to Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete to ask for the immediate resumption of Parliament to vote on the no confidence motion against the president next week.
DA chief whip John Steenhuisen says the motion cannot wait till Parliament reconvenes in May.
“Parliament is charged with the oversight of the exercise of executive authority of the president.
“Appointing ministers and firing of other ministers is an executive authority and we believe that given the gravity of the situation it is absolutely imperative that Parliament reconvene.”