WATCH: ConCourt gave MPs much-needed lecture about their obligations, says Redi

The Constitutional Court has been phenomenally articulate reminding Members of Parliament (MPs) about their responsibility, says presenter Redi Tlhabi.

Giving them a much-needed lecture about their responsibility.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

On Thursday, the ConCourt ruled that Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete has the power to decide on a secret ballot in the proposed no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma.

The Afternoon Drive host says Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was right not to instruct Parliament on how it should rule.

Mogoeng said it would be a violation of separation of powers for the ConCourt to order Speaker to conduct the secret vote.

He said Mbete was wrong to say a secret ballot vote is not allowed in a motion of no confidence.

Mogoeng ruled that the secret ballot is permissible but that it is up to the Speaker to decide.

Redi says the opposition parties won the day.

However, she says it's disconcerting that Mbete doesn't understand the rules of Parliament and the laws of her job.

I think she was buying some time and getting some insulation from criticisms.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

There isn't anyone today that is in a tighter spot than Baleka Mbete.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

Redi also expressed concern that the country's law-makers need constant reminding about what their obligations are.

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