South Africans all over can now breath a sigh of huge relieve, with the gracious acceptance by National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete who magnanimously agreed to requests for yet another motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
The Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters and the United Democratic Movement all wrote to the speaker following the recent Cabinet reshuffle, which resulted in finance minister Pravin Gordhan losing his job.
Parliament will debate the motion on Tuesday April 18, spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said.
Political parties are expected to lobby ruling party MPs to “vote with their conscience”.
The debate will be at 14:00.
This was agreed to after a consultation process with leader of government business Cyril Ramaphosa.
The political parties each called for an urgent sitting of the National Assembly to be reconvened to debate the motion, as Parliament is currently on recess.
This will be the fifth time that opposition parties are attempting to get rid of Zuma in this manner.
The last motion of no confidence against Zuma, tabled in November 2016, failed when 216 voted against it and 126 MPs voted in its favour