Ramaphosa Faces Motion Of No Confidence Next Week

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to face the first motion of no confidence in his leadership in Parliament

South Africa, Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to face the first motion of no confidence in his leadership in Parliament next week.

The motion was filed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) earlier this year.

Furthermore, an independent panel was named by Parliament to look into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.

Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo unpacks the two matters involving the president and the Public Protector.

The ATM earlier this year tabled a request for a motion of no confidence in the president and the Speaker has responded and the matter will be heard on 3 December which is Thursday next week. Moloto Mothapo, Spokesperson – Parliament

The panel appointed to look into the Mkhwebane matter was appointed by the Speaker, he says.

its job is to conduct a preliminary inquiry to assess the motion submitted by the chief whip of the Democratic Alliance for the removal of the Public Protector and determine whether there is evidence showing that Mkhwebane has engaged in misconduct. Moloto Mothapo, Spokesperson – Parliament

The ATM has only two seats in Parliament, and it is unclear how it will muster the necessary two-thirds majority in the House, which is needed for a vote of no confidence to succeed. But the debate will give Ramaphosa’s detractors an opportunity to air their views.

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