Words you will hear today: What worries President Jacob Zuma?

With a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma set for Tuesday, speculation is rife over whether or not Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete will allow a secret vote and if the motion will succeed or not.

Mbete is set to hold a briefing in Parliament on Monday afternoon to announce her decision on a request by opposition parties that MPs be allowed to vote in secret.

READ: Opposition parties to meet ahead of Mbete's verdict on Parly secret vote

For Zuma, it was business as usual as he paid a visit to former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda at his home in Lusaka on Saturday morning. He then unveiled a new historic statue honouring struggle veteran, Harry Themba Gwala, in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

He appeared in jovial, begging the question, what worries President Zuma?

I have got two suggestions, could it be when he is in the state house in Pretoria he is lying there at night and he thinks how are my chickens doing in the chicken coop in Nkandla, are they being fed?

Jonathan Fairbairn, 702 producer

Or I wonder if Mma Ntuli is still plotting to poison me?

Jonathan Fairbairn, 702 producer

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
No certainty if strange stone originates from outside the solar system

No certainty if strange stone originates from outside the solar system

In 2013 researchers announced the 'Hypatia' stone found in the south-west of Egypt, was most certainly not from Earth.

[LISTEN] ANC's proposed land expropriation explained

[LISTEN] ANC's proposed land expropriation explained

The Institute of Race Relations explains the confusion around the proposed amendment to Section 25 and how this affects property.

Law expert answers big 'what-ifs' ahead of Zuma no confidence debate

Law expert answers big 'what-ifs' ahead of Zuma no confidence debate

What happens if Zuma is voted out? Public law professor and political analyst Richard Calland explores various legal scenarios.

Holomisa: ANC out order for threatening MPs over no confidence vote

Holomisa: ANC out order for threatening MPs over no confidence vote

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has urged ANC members of Parliament to listen to the public outrage.

If Baleka Mbete called Pierre de Vos for advice on the no confidence vote

If Baleka Mbete called Pierre de Vos for advice on the no confidence vote

Constitutional Law Expert, Pierre de Vos explains how he would advise the Speaker of Parliament on the no confidence vote.

ANC doesn't have the numbers to carry no confidence vote against Zille- reporter

ANC doesn't have the numbers to carry no confidence vote against Zille- reporter

EWN reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger says the ANC benches do not have a full contingent.

Popular articles
Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Callers rally behind Zondi, question support for Omotoso at the trial

Callers rally behind Zondi, question support for Omotoso at the trial

Callers on The Eusebius McKaiser Show with Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh discuss the Omotoso Trial.

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

James Grant says he thinks that it may be time to re-look how the law works in terms of dealing with rape victims.

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, seems to be finding excuses as to why its leaders are in trouble.

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Discussions between Sanral, and the Ministers of Finance and Transport have apparently reached an advanced stage.

'The EFF presser was about blaming Pravin Gordhan'

'The EFF presser was about blaming Pravin Gordhan'

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela gives a summary of what came out of the EFF presser.