The Speaker of Parliament Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has announced that they will not be proceeding with the African Transformation Movement (ATM) initiated vote of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa, amid argument from some MPs that the matter was sub judice.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) led vote of no confidence in the cabinet is however still expected to go ahead.
The votes are expected to take place in a hybrid sitting of Parliament.
MPs have been discussing mask-wearing and debating whether the ATM’s motion is sub judice.
It is the first time that a motion of no-confidence has been tabled against President Ramaphosa. His predecessor, Jacob Zuma, survived six such motions.
It is also the first time ever that there has been a motion of no confidence against the cabinet.
Earlier on, the ATM said it was adamant there would be no debate on their motion of no confidence.
SABC News Reporter Bulelani Phillip spoke to the ATM’s President, Vuyo Zungula:
President Ramaphosa unconcerned
Meanwhile, President Ramaphosa has scoffed at the motion of no confidence against him.
Speaking to the SABC on the sidelines of the National Union of Mineworkers national congress in Boksburg , east of Johannesburg, President Ramaphosa said he is not concerned by the motion.
Live proceedings in Parliament: