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

Reuters News
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".

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