Three leaders launch Direct Election Bill
Written by Lethiwe Mdluli on 19 August, 2020
One South Africa Movement founder, Mmusi Maimane, Congress of the People president, Mosiuo Lekota, and businessman, Michael Louis, have revealed a collective plan of action to reform SA’s electoral system and strengthen democracy.
They have launched the Direct Election Bill which will be tabled in Parliament soon.
The Constitutional Court in June ruled that independent individuals can stand for elections.
Briefing the media outside Parliament today, Maimane says citizens need a greater say in the running of the country.
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Maimane says the direct election bill will give power back to the people in the country.
The bill suggest that the number of MPs be cut down to 350 from the current 400.
Maimane says direct election bill gives meaning to the constitution.
By: Zilungile Mkhize