LIVE: Vote of no confidence in Baleka Mbete

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Opposition parties have tabled a motion of no confidence in Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete in the National Assembly.

PARLIAMENT - The Congress of the People (Cope), Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Freedom Front Plus (FF+), and United Democratic Movement (UDM) are set to submit a motion of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete.

"Mbete has become an obstacle to constructive debate and executive oversight in Parliament," the parties said.

She could not, in good conscience, simultaneously hold the office of ANC chairwoman and Speaker.

The parties said Mbete&39;s executive oversight had been compromised by some of her utterances, she had hired ANC loyalists to fill offices in Parliament, and her personal integrity "has been compromised on a number of occasions".

"The bottom line is, she is not an appropriate choice for Speaker," they said.

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