After an engaging day filled with debates and protests for the President to resign, ConCourt has finally served on the hearing on the secret ballot case.
The highest court in the country on Monday took a look at a case by UDM calling for lawmakers to cast their votes secretly in a no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma.
The Constitutional Court heard legal arguments in favour of the secret ballot.
After President Zuma reshuffled his cabinet which saw former finance minister Pravin Gordhan lose his job, lots of people are calling for him to resign.
Pres. Zuma has faced growing criticism within the ruling ANC and beyond since then.
Opposition parties have lobbied for a secret ballot and called for African National Congress (ANC) lawmakers to “vote with their conscience”.
Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane said that the ANC MPs are being intimidated by Zume, hence, they cannot vote freely.
Juju reminded ANC MPs that they did not swear (their oath of office) to be faithful to Jacob Zuma, or to the ANC… They promised to be faithful to South Africa.
The case united the Democratic Alliance faithfuls and Economic Freedom Fighters supporters.
The Constitutional Court reserved judgment on the case.
Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete, said she has no powers to agree to a secret ballot. She postponed the scheduled no-confidence debate.
The opposition parties welcomed the decision of the court and tasked Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to listen the cries of the whole of South Africa and help vote Zuma out of office.