Opposition parties request postponement for motion of no confidence

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) and other opposition political parties have called for a new date for the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

This follows the Constitutional Court's decision to grant the UDM access to argue why Members of Parliament (MPs) should be allowed to vote by secret ballot.

The Court gave parties until next Friday, April 21, to file their written submissions.

The motion was scheduled to take place next Tuesday, April 18.

Opposition parties have written to the National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, proposing that the motion be pushed to the week of April 25 to allow the respondents time to file their papers.

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