Now is the time to sit down as fellow South Africans and not just dream of the

Now is the time to sit down as fellow south africans

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Now is the time to sit down as fellow South Africans and not just dream of the future we want, but to actually create the environment we so desperately require for our economy to grow and succeed. It cannot be that state capture that is now estimated to have wiped out a third of South Africa’s R4,9 trillion gross domestic product, GDP, no longer exists, but we are expected to celebrate the frontloading of R230 billion rand to Eskom. Mr President, Denel has no money this month to pay the salaries – this is it. We have hit rock bottom! Our state-owned entities are broken. They are destroyed, and they are archaic in their design. They are destroying our country’s economy and they are making living in South Africa a
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 218 nightmare and not a dream. We are at the cliff’s edge, the dream has faded, and the reality is a horror. Doing the right thing is not easy, speaking truth to power is hard, but let us now bite the bullet and put a stop to the misuse of our state- owned entities for political gain. Speaker, the President himself has said he wants us working together. Mr President, give us the opportunity to do just that; give our ideas a chance. Let us put South Africa first. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Hinds, and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charge with punishment the scroll. Speaker, through you, allow me to end as I began. Mr President, now is the time to steel your resolve, you are the master of your fate and you are the captain of your soul. [Applause.]
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 219 The MINISTER OF POLICE: Thank you very much Madam Speaker. Hon Maimane, could you help save Van Damme from Zille ... [Interjections.] The SPEAKER: Hon Minister ... [Interjections.] Hon Minister, I have hon Van Damme in the House, please proceed. The MINISTER OF POLICE: No, I was speaking on behalf of hon Van Damme to be saved from Helen Zille. [Laughter.] Ms P T VAN DAMME: I don’t need saving. Thank you very much. The MINISTER OF POLICE: Madam Speaker, Deputy Speaker, President, His Excellency, the Deputy President, hon members, fellow Ministers, Deputy Ministers, some of us did not visit Robben Island to understand what place is it. We spent some years there. We did not go there as visitors. [Applause.] Receive our greetings this afternoon in the name of safety and security of the citizens of South Africa. In this new dawn, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of South Africa, the
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 220 hon Cyril Ramaphosa, posed a fundamental question to this august House in his state of the nation address and said; “what type of South Africa do we want?” He furthermore gave marching orders in ushering this new dawn and said; Talking time is over, it’s time for action - let’s implement.
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