Squabbles dim DA’s hope of 2019 win

Worsening relations between the Democratic Alliance and smaller opposition parties are threatening the party’s hopes of assuming power nationally in 2019 by forming a coalition government. On Tuesday, when the DA brought a motion to dissolve Parliament, its opposition allies would not support it. The smaller opposition parties accused the DA of being arrogant for […]
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A new twist in the Political Party’s view about Zuma

In theory, a President can do extraordinary things and still remain in office in South Africa, duelling parties agreed in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday during eight hours of argument. A conviction for murder, as long as the sentence is suspended, would not automatically disbar a President, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng suggested. Similarly, a conviction […]
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National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete in hot water over secret ballot choice

ANC chairperson and National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete could face sanction from her own party for allowing the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma to be conducted by secret ballot. The Mail & Guardian has learned that the ANC’s top brass, particularly those in Zuma’s camp, are furious with Mbete for her secret […]
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Zuma- What happens if the no confidence vote succeeds?

Members of Parliament will debate and vote on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma today. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete granted the opposition’s wish to vote by way of a secret ballot, a move which opposition parties believe increases the chance of the motion succeeding. Voting booths will be set up on […]
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Zuma is still a problem, we will soon know if he is ‘in’ or he is ‘out’.

As Parliament prepares to debate a motion of no confidence against Jacob Zuma, opposition parties seem assured they will have the numbers to depose the beleaguered ANC leader. Should the vote succeed, both the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), along with some of the leading lights in the ANC, could see their […]
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ANC MP Makhosi Khoza: I’m not going to apologise. If they kill me, so be it

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza is being charged by an ANC disciplinary committee after calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Since her stinging criticism of the party she has faced death threats and baseless rumours. She’s been shunned by senior members of the ANC, with Fikile Mbalula labelling her ‘a suicide bomber’. Political reporter […]
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Open voting on the motion of no confidence must not take place under Mbete

Political parties represented in parliament have had until the end of last week to make submissions to the speaker of parliament, Baleka Mbete, on the motion of no confidence that will soon be voted against Jacob Zuma. The UDM of Bantu Holomisa has taken the matter of a secret ballot to the Constitutional Court, which […]
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