Date set for Zuma no confidence debate

2016-02-18 13:53
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Cape Town – Parliament will again debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly, this time on March 1.

The date was set down during Parliament's programming committee meeting on Thursday.

This comes after the Democratic Alliance called for the motion in December following Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle of finance ministers.

In December, DA leader Mmusi Maimane called for the motion to be urgently scheduled as the nation had lost confidence in the president.

"The people of South Africa have lost confidence in Jacob Zuma and hundreds of thousands have expressed their intention for Zuma to fall. Now Zuma can fall, in January 2016, when Parliament can take up the cause of enraged South Africans and can vote President Zuma out of office," he said at the time.

The party wanted the motion to be debated in January, but it has been scheduled for March due to the "busy schedule of Parliament".

In March 2015, the DA unsuccessfully brought a motion of no confidence against Zuma.

A total of 221 MPs voted against it, 113 support it, and eight abstained from voting.

Zuma was berated by opposition parties this week, who called for his resignation.

He will respond on Thursday in Parliament.

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