South Africa 5.4.2017 12:05 pm

Mbete to reveal decision on no-confidence motion in Zuma soon

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma  with Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: Mike Hutchings

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: Mike Hutchings

Three political parties have called for parliament to convene so the debate can take place urgently.

Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo has said Baleka Mbete will begin a process of consultation and communicate with the EFF, DA and UDM on convening parliament to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

“The Speaker has committed to begin the process of consultation on Tuesday, and she will do that and write to those parties that have written to her.

“Unfortunately, we cannot give a blow-by-blow account of that process of consultation, but she did indicate that it will be done swiftly.”

Parliament was expected to reconvene in May, but should the debate be allowed, the opposition parties will need 50 ANC MPs to vote against Zuma. This would result in him being removed as president of the country.

ALSO READ:

ANC ‘accidentally’ leaks notes from NWC meeting

For more news your way, follow The Citizen on Facebook and Twitter.

 

today in print