The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) motion of no confidence is in the spotlight today as National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete faces a deadline to bring it forward or face court action.

The EFF is threatening to challenge Mbete in the High Court unless she agrees to its request to reschedule the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma to this week.

It is currently set down for February 22nd.

Mbete has denied reports that she’s rejected the EFF’s request.

She says she first has to consult with all the relevant stakeholders, including ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu and deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa.

SABC Presidential Correspondent Mzwandile Mbeje unpacks this issue: