South Africa's parliament Speaker allows secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote

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Posted: Aug 07, 2017 10:08 AM

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A motion of no-confidence in South African President Jacob Zuma brought by opposition parties will take place through a secret ballot, the speaker of parliament said on Monday.

Baleka Mbete, who is also the national chairwoman of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), made the remarks in a news conference, saying her decision was "to ensure the outcome of this very important vote is credible".

The rand extended its gains after her announcement.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf, Writing by James Macharia, Editing by Angus MacSwan)