Speaker considers secret ballot on ATM’s fresh motion of no confidence in President Ramaphosa

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National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, says she is considering a fresh motion by the African Transformation Movement (ATM), for a vote of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa to be conducted by secret ballot.

Parliament has confirmed in a statement that the ATM has tabled a fresh motion.

This follows its victory last week when the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld its appeal against a judgment of the Western Cape High Court, which had dismissed the two-member party’s application to review, and set aside a decision by former Speaker, Thandi Modise, to deny its request for a secret ballot.

Modise had previously refused to allow ATM’s request for a secret ballot.

Section 102 of the Constitution allows a member of the National Assembly to table a motion of no confidence against a President.

If the motion is adopted by 51% of members of the National Assembly the President must resign.

President Ramaphosa has not faced any such vote since assuming office.

ATM to approach Speaker of Parliament on motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa: