ANC blocks debate on motion of no confidence in Zuma

2012-11-15 09:36

The ANC has used its majority in the National Assembly to block a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Afrikaans daily, Die Burger, reported today that ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga said the opposition’s proposed motion was frivolous and unnecessary.

The ANC’s parliamentary caucus met yesterday to discuss the motion.

DA chief whip Wattie Watson and Cope’s Juli Kilian wanted to know if the ANC was afraid of a debate, or a secret ballot.

Eight opposition parties last week gave notice of a motion of no confidence in Zuma, with DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko saying that “under his leadership, the justice system has been politicised and weakened; corruption has spiralled out of control; unemployment continues to increase, the economy is weakening; and the right of access to quality education has been violated”. 

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