Parliament schedules motion of no confidence in Zuma

Deputy president of South Cyril Ramaphosa (R) chats with President of South Africa Jacob Zuma during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Cape Town – Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete has scheduled the Democratic Alliance’s request for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma for August 3.

Mbete on Friday said she made the decision after the DA wrote to her asking for the motion to be scheduled at the soonest available opportunity following the Constitutional Court judgment last week.

She also consulted with the leader of government business and chief whip of the majority party, as required by the National Assembly rules.

“This will necessitate that the National Assembly sits earlier than initially planned,” a Parliament statement said.

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