Mbete must recuse herself for Zuma no confidence vote, argue opposition parties

Opposition parties have raised concerns about National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's recent comments on the judiciary.

Mbete slammed the judiciary for "overreach" during her budget vote address and said certain judges are biased against the ANC.

Parties have called Mbete biased and want her to recuse herself from presiding over the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma which is expected to take place in August.

Read: Mbete unlikely to allow secret ballot vote against Zuma, says SACP's Cronin

Opposition parties are saying her comments undermine her duty to act as a liaison between Parliament and other arms of the the state.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Instead, they want National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli to preside over the proceedings.

They're saying she's clearly biased.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Opposition parties have called on citizens to converge on Cape Town and show their support for no confidence vote next month.

Also read: Holomisa: Mbete's 'attack on judiciary' shows bias

Party leaders held a press briefing in Pretoria to respond to recent political events, including the Public Protector's actions regarding the SA Reserve Bank's mandate and the court interdict against the intimidation of journalists.

Take a listen to the EWN update:

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