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Date of Ramaphosa’s no confidence vote expected next week

ATM has been trying to have President Cyril Ramaphosa removed via a motion of no confidence vote in Parliament for quite some time now

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President Cyril Ramaphosa during SONA 2022 – Photo: Flickr/GCIS

Speaker of Parliament Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected to set a date for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s motion of no confidence vote next week, setting the stage for another attempt to have the president booted out of office.

MPs met virtually on Thursday, 3 March 2022, to discuss a range of matters and two motions were brought up – the motion of no confidence vote against Ramaphosa and one against his Cabinet, which was tabled by DA leader John Steenhuisen during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate.

“I am consulting on the matter and next week I will be giving you a date on which these two matters will be attended to,” Mapisa-Nqakula said.

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Back in August, the African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader Vuyo Zungula sent an email to Mapisa-Nqakula, asking that the motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa be placed on the agenda without further delay.

The resubmission came after a ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), setting aside the Western Cape High Court’s verdict in favour of the then National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise’s decision against the ATM’s Ramaphosa motion being decided via a secret ballot.

At the time, Modise had said ATM failed to prove that MPs were subjected to a highly charged atmosphere or intimidation. The court dismissed the application with costs.

The political party had initially filed the motion with the speaker in February 2020, however this was then delayed after the country went into lockdown.

ATM, which is considered one of Ramaphosa’s fiercest critics, are calling for his removal from office, citing among other things, the controversy surrounding his CR17 campaign funding and the worrying state of key state-owned entities (SOEs).

DA had previously said it wouldn’t vote in support of the motion, but it isn’t clear where it stands now.

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