The National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete addresses the media on the voting procedure to be followed, when the motion of no confidence on Zuma is debated in the National Assembly on 8 August.
The Speaker did not give room for any question to be asked during her speech.
In line with the ConCourt and the Constitution, Baleka has the responsibility to decide on the manner in which the vote of no confidence will go.
”After a thorough assessment of the situation at hand I therefore determine and announce that there shall be a Secret vote of no confidence in Zuma on 8 August 2017,” said Madam Speaker.
After the Speaker’s announcement, the ANC Deputy President and the country’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an urgent ANC top six meeting tonight at Luthuli House.
”We need to do what is right for the party. We cannot allow the party to go down if someone has to go down.
”It’s time to put the ANC and the people of South Africa first,” stated Ramaphosa in a statement.
Just like what happened during former President Thabo Mbeki’s dispensation, many South African’s are alleging that the reason for the top 6 emergency meeting is to recall president Zuma before the vote of no confidence tomorrow the 8th of August takes place.
Some ANC MPs have threatened to vote according to their conscience and not in the party’s line. This means that some ANC MPs are ready to vote against their own president.
The ANC is about taking a bold step to save the party’s image by recalling the President.
The call for Zuma’s eighth motion of no confidence came after;
- State capture report
- The Nkandla scandal
- The midnight cabinet reshuffle
- Junk status
- Leaked emails
- 783 charges and more.
All these caused political and economic crisis in the country.
Tonight, The ANC top 6 will meet to decide if they will recall president Zuma or not.