After the shocking news that President Zuma had dismissed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, the Democratic Alliance has brought forward a request for a motion of no confidence in the president.
National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete, who was leading a multiparty delegation of the South African Parliament to the Assembly of the International Parliamentary Unions (IPU) in Bangladesh, has cut her trip short to return to South Africa where she will assess the requests for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Mbete says she received requests from the DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) but these need to be assessed to ascertain whether they are compliant with the appropriate regulations.
In the meantime, the DA is urging all South African citizens to sign an online petition to become a citizen co-sponsor of the party’s No Confidence motion, which you can access here.
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