Ramaphosa to face first motion of no confidence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday face the first motion of no confidence in his leadership in Parliament.

The motion was filed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader Vuyolwethu Zungula in February, before the COVID-19 lockdown began.

It is linked to the allegations that Ramaphosa misled Parliament about donations made to his CR17 campaign for the position of African National Congress (ANC) president.

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has since declined that the motion be conducted through a secret ballot.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has already made it clear that it will not support the motion which some political analysts say is not likely to succeed.

The ANC says it is not worried about the motion.

The ATM, however, says they have garnered a lot of support from other parties and they have confidence their motion will pass.

In the video below, Leadership Expert Dr Lazwe Majola says while the motion is unlikely to succeed, the ANC and Ramaphosa need to be concerned the about impact this motion will have on Ramaphosa’s leadership:

Meanwhile, Political Analyst Ebrahim Fakir also says although the vote of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa comes at a time when he’s in a position of vulnerability, it’s unlikely to succeed.

Fakir says it would take a miracle for such a motion to succeed:

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