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07 Aug 2017

<p><strong>[ICYMI] Top news on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma and #UniteBehind protests:</strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/breaking-zuma-motion-of-no-confidence-to-be-done-through-a-secret-ballot-20170807"><strong>Zuma motion of no confidence will be done through a secret ballot</strong></a><a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/secret-ballot-in-the-best-interests-of-country-mbete-20170807"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/secret-ballot-in-the-best-interests-of-country-mbete-20170807"><strong>Secret ballot in the best interests of country - Mbete</strong></a><a href="http://www.news24.com/Columnists/GuestColumn/full-statement-no-member-may-suffer-harm-if-they-follow-their-conscience-mbete-20170807"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.news24.com/Columnists/GuestColumn/full-statement-no-member-may-suffer-harm-if-they-follow-their-conscience-mbete-20170807"><strong>Full statement: No member may suffer harm if they follow their conscience - Mbete</strong></a><a href="http://www.news24.com/Video/SouthAfrica/News/watch-live-mbete-briefs-media-on-vote-of-no-confidence-20170807"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.news24.com/Video/SouthAfrica/News/watch-live-mbete-briefs-media-on-vote-of-no-confidence-20170807"><strong>WATCH: Mbete determines #NoConfidenceVote will be via secret ballot</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/in-pictures-zuma-has-betrayed-us-all-unitebehind-marchers-20170807"><strong>IN PICTURES: Zuma 'has betrayed us all' - #UniteBehind marchers</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.fin24.com/Economy/secret-ballot-announcement-a-surprise-analysts-20170807-2"><strong>Secret ballot announcement a 'surprise' - analysts </strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.fin24.com/Markets/Currencies/rand-rallies-on-surprise-secret-vote-call-on-zuma-20170807"><strong>Rand rallies on surprise secret vote call on Zuma</strong></a><a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/at-least-50-anc-mps-needed-to-remove-zuma-20170807"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/at-least-50-anc-mps-needed-to-remove-zuma-20170807"><strong>At least 50 ANC MPs needed to remove Zuma</strong></a></p>

07 Aug 2017

TUNE IN: News24 Frontline

News24 Political Editor Mahlatse Gallens and News24 Video Editor Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath host an exciting panel of South African politicians on the eve of the #NoConfidenceVote in Parliament. 

Watch as ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, Saftu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and ANC Youth League Secretary Njabulo Nzuza share their respective stances on Tuesday's vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

<p><strong>TUNE IN: News24 Frontline </strong><br /></p><p>News24 Political Editor Mahlatse
 Gallens and News24 Video Editor Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath host an 
exciting panel of South African politicians on the eve of the 
#NoConfidenceVote in Parliament.&nbsp;</p><p>Watch as ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, 
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, Saftu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and 
ANC Youth League Secretary Njabulo Nzuza share their respective stances 
on Tuesday's vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. <br /></p>
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07 Aug 2017

[ICYMI] Full statement by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on having a secret ballot in the upcoming motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

"I have taken this extraordinary approach in the interests of transparency and also having taken account of the huge interest in this matter which has been expressed in various quarters of society."

READ: Secret ballot in the best interests of country - Mbete

07 Aug 2017

ALMOST TIME: News24 Frontline will be in conversation with outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, Saftu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and ANC Youth League Secretary Njabulo Nzuza. The LIVE interview starts at 19h00 tonight.
<strong>ALMOST TIME:</strong> News24 Frontline will be in conversation with outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, Saftu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and ANC Youth League Secretary Njabulo Nzuza. The LIVE interview starts at 19h00 tonight.

07 Aug 2017

Put the future of South Africa first, MPs urged

Members of Parliament should follow the lead of National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete by putting South Africa first during the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

This is the call from Future South Africa who said MPs must show respect for the Constitution and honour their duty to the nation.

"Regardless of party affiliation, they must vote Jacob Zuma out of office, once and for all, to ensure that South Africa has a future.

"More than anything, they must vote Zuma out to ensure that South Africa has a future built on social justice, equality, respect for the Constitution and leadership with integrity and respect."

07 Aug 2017

Pressure on ANC mounting - OUTA

National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete's decision to allow for the no confidence vote to be held by secret ballot doesn't guarantee that President Jacob Zuma will be removed, says  OUTA chairperson Wayne Duvenage.

"We will now find out if there is sufficient moral courage for the ANC MPs to make what many believe is the right decision - to remove a corrupt president from office. However, whatever the outcome of tomorrow's vote, South Africa is poised for change.

"If Jacob Zuma is still in office after the motion of no confidence on August 8, the heat placed on the ANC to remove him as their head - or at least the country’s president - will become untenable."

<p><strong>Pressure on ANC mounting - OUTA</strong></p><p>National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete's decision to allow for the no confidence vote to be held by secret ballot doesn't guarantee that President Jacob Zuma will be removed, says&nbsp; OUTA chairperson Wayne Duvenage.<br /></p><p>"We will now find out if there is sufficient moral courage for the ANC MPs to make what many believe is the right decision - to remove a corrupt president from office.&nbsp;However, whatever the outcome of tomorrow's vote, South Africa is poised for change.</p><p>"If Jacob Zuma is still in office after the motion of no confidence on August 8, the heat placed on the ANC to remove him as their head - or at least the country’s president - will become untenable."</p>
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07 Aug 2017

Secret ballot announcement a 'surprise' - analysts

National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete's decision to allow for the no confidence vote to be held by secret ballot on Tuesday, caught analysts by surprise.

“This was not expected, as reflected in the rand-dollar exchange rate, which strengthened immediately on the announcement to R13.19/USD from R13.35/$ before the announcement,” said Citi Velocity economist Gina Schoeman in a company note.

“We did not expect Mbete to allow for a secret ballot, as she has been assumed to be a supporter of President Jacob Zuma, particularly as she has shown interest in being an ANC presidential candidate at the December 2017 ANC elective conference.”

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07 Aug 2017

At least 50 ANC MPs needed to remove Zuma

At least 50 of the ANC’s 249 MPs need to vote with the opposition to remove President Jacob Zuma from office on Tuesday.

That is if all opposition MPs also support the motion of no confidence in him. Zuma has survived seven previous votes of no confidence.

<p><strong>At least 50 ANC MPs needed to remove Zuma</strong></p><p>At least 50 of the ANC’s 249 MPs need to vote with the opposition to remove President Jacob Zuma from office on Tuesday.</p><p>That is if all opposition MPs also support the motion of no confidence in him. Zuma has survived seven previous votes of no confidence.<strong></strong></p>
News24's Jan Gerber has the full story

07 Aug 2017

Axed former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas says he wanted to be part of the civil society march. "The struggle continues," he says.
Axed former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas says he wanted to be part of the civil society march. "The struggle continues," he says. <br />

07 Aug 2017

Rand rallies on surprise secret vote call on Zuma

The rand has rallied to under R13.20/$ after Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete announced that the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be done by secret ballot.

Read the full story by Fin24's Liesl Peyper

07 Aug 2017

REMINDER: News24 Frontline will be in conversation with outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, Saftu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and ANC Youth League Secretary Njabulo Nzuza.

The LIVE interview starts at 19h00 tonight.

<p><strong>REMINDER:</strong> News24 Frontline will be in conversation with outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, Saftu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and ANC Youth League Secretary Njabulo Nzuza.</p><p>The LIVE interview starts at 19h00 tonight.</p>

07 Aug 2017

Makhosi Khoza's message to ANC MPs

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza earlier called on her colleagues in the National Assembly to "do the right thing" in supporting a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

She conceded that the motion is not a "silver bullet" to rescue the ailing country, but is a "critical step" for South Africa to reclaim its democracy.

"Our democracy has been usurped by a suffocating web of greed, corruption and patronage that has become the hallmark of the current ANC leadership," she said.

News24's Paul Herman has the full story

07 Aug 2017

The National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete has announced that the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be done through a secret ballot on Tuesday.

This comes after opposition parties, including the Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters and United Democratic Movement, made numerous unsuccessful calls for the speaker to announce her decision in advance so to allow them enough time to deliberate on a way forward.

Austil Mathebula has the full story for News24
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