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MPs to vote in secret

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete has given the go ahead for a secret ballot on tomorrow’s Motion of No Confidence debate against President Jacob Zuma. Making the announcement‚ Mbete said she had taken “due and impartial consideration of all the factors” in making her decision. She said she[…]

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Opposition praises ConCourt secret ballot ruling

Opposition parties have celebrated the Constitutional Court ruling that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has the constitutional power to prescribe a secret ballot in a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said that his party has been vindicated and is pleased that members of[…]

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No-confidence vote ‘must be secret’

The decision to vote out President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence motion is a contested one, in which there is no “unanimity” even within the ANC and so should be held in secret, EFF leader Julius Malema has argued in court papers. The EFF and the Inkatha Freedom Party filed[…]

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