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UDM approaches ConCourt in bid to force secret ballot during no confidence vote in parly

If at first, you don’t succeed…

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So despite her boss being the least popular guy in SA thanks to, well… himself, Baleka Mbete refused to sanction a secret ballot in the upcoming vote of no confidence in Jacob Zuma in the national Assembly.

Following the president and his closest allies’ most recent attack on democracy and the South African economy, opposition parties banded together and pushed for yet another vote of no confidence in the president as a means to remove him and those closest to him from government.

Read: DA tables new motion of no confidence as ANC breaks ranks with Zuma

Now, while the ANC should be welcoming the move as it’s likely the only way it’ll survive the 2019 general election, the party once again closed ranks around its president.

Since the speaker of parliament Mbete decided to tow the Zuma line, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) turned to the Constitutional Court to force her to allow for a secret vote after next Tuesday’s vote of no confidence debate.

According to UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, the ConCourt will consider the matter on Monday.

“We went to the court because we want to make sure that all Members of Parliament will vote freely without any intimidation from their bosses,” Holomisa said.

“The papers have been served yesterday evening if I’m not mistaken, and they should be in court today.”

In the meantime, ANC alliance partner the South African Communist Party (SACP) reiterated its commitment to see Jacob Zuma resign as president, making it one of the few ANC allies that have stayed true to its initial promise of not letting the recent cabinet reshuffle and subsequent economic chaos go unpunished.

The rest of the ANC seems to have been brought to heel once again, as calls for Zuma’s resignation by South Africans from across the board are met with ridicule and contempt by the ruling party.