As the ancient city of Johannesburg goes agog and gets charged by the unwavering spirit and enthusiasm of the people, Advocate Dali Mpofu presented arguments for the UDM saying:

“If we succeed on the basis that the secret ballot is required, the issue of separation of powers does not come into it whatsoever.”

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has told the Constitutional Court that its case for a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence is not about the separation of powers.

While the UDM wants the court to give Parliament the go-ahead to vote in secret, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has argued that the rules of Parliament make no provision for this.

Meanwhile, leaders of opposition parties and civil society groups have led hundreds of supporters to the Constitutional Court in support of the UDM’s secret ballot bid.

Meanwhile, protesters chanted and danced through the streets of Johannesburg, heading to the highest court of the land.