Hon Speaker, a few weeks ago during the tragicomic melodrama starring the DA and Agang, the ANC noted with deep concern the latest revelation about the mystery international donor behind the parties' ill-fated merger last week.
What is most worrying for the ANC is the public admission by the leaders of the two parties that these foreign elements, using their financial resources as leverage, are able to dictate to them how they should structure their organisation, who should lead them, who they should fight with and, of necessity, we must assume, what policies they should pursue. [Interjections.] It is our hope that the latest DA-Agang disclosure is not a reflection of the role that these parties are playing, complicitly or otherwise, in undermining the constitutionally enshrined right of South Africans to make free political choices and have the freedom of conscience, thought, belief and opinion.
It would be of particular concern if South Africans could not trust that the leadership, views or any other proposals of the DA and Agang were of their own making, derived from the reflection of their conscience and interest in moving South Africa forward; and that these parties rather regurgitate the sponsored views of nameless foreign donors. I thank you. [Time expired.]