Malema tells Mbete: Secret ballot or court

JOHANNESBURG, 21 July 2017 - EFF leader Julius Malema speaks about his party’s willingness to go to court, and eNCA reporter Karyn Maughan considers the possible implications. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - EFF leader Julius Malema says his party will go to court if National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete does not allow a secret vote on the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.

The vote is to take place on 8 August.

Malema says that, having spoken to no fewer than 60 MPs, he is confident that Zuma will be ousted if the ballot is secret.

READ: Secret ballot: Mbalula slammed for threat to MPs

Mbete declined to meet the Democratic Alliance's Friday deadline for a decision on whether the vote will be secret or not.

She said in a statement that the decision must be rational and not arbitrarily made, appealing to parties to allow her the time to take various factors into consideration.

*For Malema's full comments and an analysis of the secret-ballot court implications by eNCA reporter Karyn Maughan, click on the video above.


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