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Mapisa-Nqakula to decide on use of secret ballot in Ramaphosa no confidence vote

Source: EWN

Parliamentary spokesman Noshibiwe Mapisa Nkakura must re-decide whether a secret ballot should be held when a motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa is discussed in parliament. That is the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals.

In a ruling issued Thursday, the court upheld the African Transformation Movement (ATM) appeal against the Western Cape High Court's ruling. In February 2020, the party filed a distrust resolution, alleging that the state-owned enterprise had collapsed under the supervision of Lamaposa, alleging many other failures. 

Spokeswoman Tandy Modise then rejected the ATM's request to vote for a secret ballot request, and the party went to court to overturn that decision. Then he appeared in the Supreme Court of Appeals. 

The Supreme Court's decision, Trevor Goben, has instructed the Speaker of the House to reconsider the decision not to allow secret ballots when discussing a resolution of distrust against Lamaposa.

The speaker was also ordered to pay the costs of the ATM's appeal, including the costs of the two defendant lawyers.

The court falsely expects Modise to give ATMs a reason for the need for secret ballots and should ask for the best voting procedure to enable MPs to properly exercise their supervisory obligations. I decided.

The  Modise approach was "fundamentally flawed," and she misunderstood the nature of her discretion in deciding whether to vote openly or secretly. It is the responsibility of the new chair, Mapisa Nqakula, to revisit this issue.

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African Transformation Movement Mapisa-Nqakula Noshibiwe Mapisa Nkakura Tandy Modise Trevor Goben


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