9 out of 13 parties want vote of no confidence done by way of secret ballot

Outside of usual business, the ANC seems untouched by the prospect of a potential secret ballot in the vote that could see the removal of JZ and his cabinet from power; even so that the ruling party’s parliamentary caucus has been less cheerful as of recent.

News24 reports that both the ANC and DA have made it clear that they will respect the speaker’s decision on how to vote, regardless of the outcome, but nine other parties made it clear they expect a secret ballot.

“Both the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance have indicated they will abide by the Speaker’s decision, while the rest of the nine prefer a secret ballot,” parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said.

The no confidence debate is scheduled to take place on Wednesday August 8, and should the opposition get their way, that day could also be Jacob Zuma’s last day as president of the Republic of South Africa.

 

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