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Mbeki calls on ANC MPs to vote in people's interest in motion of no confidence

11 April 2017 8:44 AM

Former President Thabo Mbeki says MPs serve in Parliament as representatives of the people.

President Thabo Mbeki says African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament (MPs) should vote in the interest of the people when the National Assembly debates a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next Tuesday.

Speaker Baleka Mbete has scheduled the motion of no confidence to take place on April 18, but declined United Democratic Movement's (UDM) request to vote by secret ballot. The UDM has approached the ConCourt to allow for the secret ballot.

Read: Motion of no confidence useless if vote not secret- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Mbeki is quoted as saying in an article penned exclusively in The Star newspaper that political parties should not act as the voice of political parties in Parliament.

Listen to political analyst Karima Brown for more on this and the latest developments in Sassa ConCourt battle...

11 April 2017 8:44 AM