A lot of people are not holding their breath for a secret ballot - Brown

Parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete is set to announce a decision on whether or not she will grant a secret ballot in a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Mbete is set to hold a media briefing in Parliament on Monday afternoon.

Political analyst Karima Brown says opposition parties aren't holding their breath and expect Mbete to declare an open vote for Tuesday's debate.

READ: Law expert answers big 'what-ifs' ahead of Zuma no confidence debate

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has indicated it will take Mbete to court should she fail to grant the secret ballot.

She is seen as a close Zuma ally, the President has expressed his own views on how the vote should go. He has been very clear he wants an open vote.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

She is also aware that she has already been taken to the Constitutional Court and aware of the fact that opposition parties are going to look out for her decision one way or the other on a rationality base... I am not sure whether the speaker is keen to be taken back to court again.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

Listen here for more on what to expect on Tuesday...

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] Bongani Bongo on Day 2 as State Security Minister

[LISTEN] Bongani Bongo on Day 2 as State Security Minister

Bongo was appointed this week after another Cabinet reshuffle.

Motlatsi's statement on claims of Ramaphosa removal calculated  - Karima Brown

Motlatsi's statement on claims of Ramaphosa removal calculated - Karima Brown

In an interview with ENCA this week, veteran unionist James Motlatsi said President Jacob Zuma intends to remove his deputy.

#UniteBehind coalition to march to Parliament ahead of no confidence vote

#UniteBehind coalition to march to Parliament ahead of no confidence vote

10 000 people are expected to take part in a march that's due to take place on Monday afternoon calling on the ANC to recall Zuma.

Law expert answers big 'what-ifs' ahead of Zuma no confidence debate

Law expert answers big 'what-ifs' ahead of Zuma no confidence debate

What happens if Zuma is voted out? Public law professor and political analyst Richard Calland explores various legal scenarios.

Holomisa: ANC out order for threatening MPs over no confidence vote

Holomisa: ANC out order for threatening MPs over no confidence vote

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has urged ANC members of Parliament to listen to the public outrage.

If Baleka Mbete called Pierre de Vos for advice on the no confidence vote

If Baleka Mbete called Pierre de Vos for advice on the no confidence vote

Constitutional Law Expert, Pierre de Vos explains how he would advise the Speaker of Parliament on the no confidence vote.

Popular articles
Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the former CEO of Africa’s largest retailer by far.

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

A policing expert explains that the airport shooting may be linked to the shooting at a Stellenbosch nightclub this past weekend.

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Independent Marketing Consultant in the Technology Space, Andrew Fraser says this looks like a leak and not a hack.

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Kloof Street residents living in fear as crime multiplies

Kloof Street residents living in fear as crime multiplies

A Cape Town man was stabbed to death on Saturday while trying to assist two women who were being mugged on Kloof street.