An open letter to all members of the House of Assembly ahead of the No Confidence motion due on 10 November 2016 8 November 2016 Dear Honourable Members. History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soulLord John Dalberg Acton What will future generations make of the history of South Africa that unfolded between 9 December 2015 and 10 November 2016? Eleven months ago, President Jacob Zuma replaced his respected Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene. This week the House of Assembly will debate another motion of no confidence in the President because of the economic, political, social, legal and moral crisis that his conduct in office has precipitated.Will 2016 go down as a burden on the memory or an illumination of the soul?That all depends on how the 400 individual Members of Parliament (MPs) who represent the interests of all the citizens of South Africa cast their votes on Thursday. I am directing this open letter mainly to the 249 MPs from the governing party, ...

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