Constitution to be probed on secret ballot vote in motion of no confidence
Lawson Naidoo is the Executive Secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC).
Casac has submitted an application with the courts, to be admitted as an amicus for the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in its bid to have Members of Parliament vote secretly in the motion of no confidence against, Jacob Zuma on April 18.
The opposition party, Agang SA applied for a secret ballot in 2015 which they lost. Naidoo says he is unsure why the Constitutional Court may give the green light to UDM's application while it opposed that of Agang SA.
Naidoo adds that the Constitutional Court will have to provide clarity on why the constitution allows for a state president to voted in secretly but the same cannot be said with his removal.
Parliament is required to indicate whether it intends to oppose the matter by tomorrow, if they do they must file their papers by Thursday.Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary, CASAC
Listen to Lawson Naidoo explain their amicus application with the Con Court in the order below:
Take a listen to Eric Mabuza, the legal representative for the United Democratic Movement, on the Redi Tlhabi Show: