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S. Africa's parliament speaker upholds secret no-confidence vote against Zuma

S. Africa's parliament speaker upholds secret no-confidence vote against Zuma

South Africa

A motion of no-confidence in South African President Jacob Zuma brought by opposition parties will take place through a secret ballot, the speaker of parliament said on Monday.

Baleka Mbete, who is also the national chairwoman of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), made the remarks in a news conference, saying her decision was “to ensure the outcome of this very important vote is credible”.

Ruling African National Congress said after the decision that it was not surprised that the Speaker of parliament allowed the secret ballot in a no-confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma scheduled for Tuesday.

“It’s no surprise for us. We’ve already said that we will support any decision the speaker makes,” the party’s spokesman Zizi Kodwa said.

Reuters

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