Mbete fails to meet deadline on secret vote: DA

File: The DA asked National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to make a decision on the no confidence vote by Saturday morning. Photo: eNCA

CAPE TOWN - The DA says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has failed to meet its deadline on whether a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma will be in secret.

The party wrote to Mbete on Friday, demanding that she make her decision by 9am on Saturday morning.

It believes her failure to pronounce on the matter undermines the rights of political parties in the National Assembly.

READ: Malema tells Mbete: Secret ballot or court

Opposition parties went to the Constitutional Court in April to force Mbete to allow a secret ballot.

While Mbete argued she didn't have the powers to do so, the court disagreed.

The motion of no confidence debate will be held on Tuesday.


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