Article by: Dumisane Dube
The Western Cape High Court is due to hear an application by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) to have a motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
This will be the first no confidence vote for president Ramaphosa should it go through.
The motion was filed by the ATM in February 2020 before the COVID-19 lockdown began, over the state of the economy in country, load shedding and unemployment.
The party says that they had received notification from parliament that the speaker of parliament declined a secret ballot.
ATM said the National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise’s decision to refuse a secret ballot was irrational and biased.
In November 2020 the party tabled a motion of no confidence against Ramaphosa over the findings of his campaign to become the ANC president, CR17 campaign.
The party says Ramaphosa failed to disclose to Parliament that he benefitted financially from his ANC presidential campaign in 2017.
According to the party they will try to get support from other parties in parliament for the motion to be a success.
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