ConCourt to rule on secret ballot case


FILE: Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (2nd from R top row) delivered the ConCourt's decision, on 14 June 2016, on the voters' roll ruling that the August 2016 municipal elections can go aahead.

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court hands down judgment on Thursday on whether MP's are allowed to vote in secret in Parliament.

The UDM petitioned the court to allow a secret ballot after calling for a vote of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Several opposition parties and two civil society groups are supporting the court action.

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They believe a secret vote will allow ANC MPs to vote without fear of intimidation.

The President argues that the parties are confusing party discipline with intimidation.

The no-confidence vote was postponed in April to allow the court time to decide on the application.

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