South Africa – no-confidence vote against Zuma postponed


2017-04-12 18:32

Cape Town – The motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma has been postponed, according to parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo.

The vote was scheduled for April 18.

The DA, Economic Freedom Fighters and the United Democratic Movement have called for the motion to be postponed.


JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s parliament said on Wednesday a motion of no- confidence in President Jacob Zuma has been postponed until a court decides whether the vote should be taken by secret ballot.

Opposition parties have said that a no-confidence vote could have a chance of success if it is held by secret ballot, but the ruling African National Congress party, which has a majority in parliament, has said it will vote against it.

(Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Angus MacSwan)


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