EFF will go back to court if Mbete makes irrational decision on secret ballot

The EFF says Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete needs to have very rational reasons to refuse a secret ballot in a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.

If Mbete denies a secret ballot irrationally, the EFF has threatened to return to court.

She has to provide reasons.. We will have to hear what the rational reasons are.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

If those reasons are not given, we will go back to court.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

On Thursday, the ConCourt ruled that Mbete has the discretion to decide on a secret ballot, contrary to her initial claims.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says opposition parties will not accept an open ballot without strong justification and counter-arguments.

Ndlozi adds that any ANC member who celebrates the ConCourt ruling is ignorant.

They've given Parliament to a leadership that has no capacity to interpret the rules.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

He says the ANC should be embarrassed that Mbete needed to be told by the court how to do her job.

It is the usual moment of denialism on their part.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

Read: Holomisa: ANC mistaken, it did not win secret ballot ruling

The reason the ANC has fought against a secret ballot is because there are many ANC member who want Zuma gone, he says.

Ndlozi explains that if the motion of no confidence fails, the EFF will still hold Zuma accountable through an impeachment process expected to start in September.

Meanwhile, ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has vowed that the ANC caucus will not vote against Zuma.

Take a listen to Mbuyiseni Ndlozi respond:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : EFF will go back to court if Mbete makes irrational decision on secret ballot


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
"ConCourt hinted strongly that a secret ballot would be the wisest decision"

"ConCourt hinted strongly that a secret ballot would be the wisest decision"

Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos analyses the ConCourt ruling that Parliamentary Speaker Mbete can hold a secret ballot.

Holomisa: ANC mistaken, it did not win secret ballot ruling

Holomisa: ANC mistaken, it did not win secret ballot ruling

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says that Baleka Mbete's arrogance and blind loyalty to the ANC and Zuma has put them in this mess.

Explainer: How a secret vote in Parliament works

Explainer: How a secret vote in Parliament works

Phephelaphi Dube, Director at Centre for Constitutional Rights shares the processes of a secret parly vote with Azania Mosaka.

DA could take Mbete's decision on review if she doesn't grant secret ballot

DA could take Mbete's decision on review if she doesn't grant secret ballot

DA Federal Leader, James Selfe says Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's ruling was the right one and the party welcomes it.

[Listen] The full secret ballot ConCourt ruling by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

[Listen] The full secret ballot ConCourt ruling by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Chief Justice rules that Speaker in Parliament Baleka Mbete has the power to decide on a secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote.

Concourt makes it impossible for Mbete not to adopt secret ballot - analyst

Concourt makes it impossible for Mbete not to adopt secret ballot - analyst

Professor Somadoda Fikeni says Speaker will have to provide a superior argument not to approve the voting through secret ballot.

ConCourt finds Mbete has power to prescribe secret ballot

ConCourt finds Mbete has power to prescribe secret ballot

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says Baleka Mbete was mistaken to think she could not decide to hold a secret ballot.

ANC caucus will not vote against President  - ANC Chief Whip #SecretBallot

ANC caucus will not vote against President - ANC Chief Whip #SecretBallot

Jackson Mthembu says voting the President out of power is in the interest of the DA.

It's up to Mbete? Twitter not sold on ConCourt's #SecretBallot ruling

It's up to Mbete? Twitter not sold on ConCourt's #SecretBallot ruling

There's been mixed reactions to the ConCourt's ruling that Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete decide on secret ballot in Parly.

ConCourt to rule on secret ballot vote

ConCourt to rule on secret ballot vote

The UDM approached the court in May, in order to vote in secret in a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

The singer who says he's 'on the border of being Afrikaans and being African' joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate on whether or not American actor Jussie Smollet faked his own attack.

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

Vele Investments CEO Robert Madzonga's estranged wife Khosi shares her side of the story on the VBS saga.

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen van Coller, CEO at EOH Holdings.

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Limited.