WATCH LIVE: MPs to decide Zuma's fate

Editors note: This stream will resume once voting by the MPs is complete

Members of Parliament (MPs) will vote on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Unlike previous attempts, the voting will be in secret.

Read: 50 (ANC) votes needed to oust Zuma - Dali Mpofu

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete announced on Monday that she would grant the highly contested hidden vote.

Opposition parties have described Mbete's decision as historic and have called on ANC MPs to take a stand against corruption.

Also read: What are the odds of removing Zuma? A look at no confidence in numbers

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu is adamant that the motion will not succeed.

WATCH LIVE: MPs cast 'historic' secret ballot vote


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
#NoConfidence: Bells to ring in Parly when ballots counted and votes tallied

#NoConfidence: Bells to ring in Parly when ballots counted and votes tallied

EWN parliamentary correspondent, Gaye Davis, talks through the process ahead of the all important vote later.

Social media has spoken: #SecretBallot reaction

Social media has spoken: #SecretBallot reaction

From Zuma, the rand and even the Guptas, nobody is being spared the social media burn.

Will MPs do the right thing? - Callers respond

Will MPs do the right thing? - Callers respond

Tuesday marks the opposition’s eighth bid to unseat the President.

What happens if MPs are absent during #NoConfidence vote?

What happens if MPs are absent during #NoConfidence vote?

Constitutional law expert Professor Pierre de Vos responds to questions from listeners.

#NoConfidence - EFF says it has lobbied Mbete and Mthembu ahead of secret ballot

#NoConfidence - EFF says it has lobbied Mbete and Mthembu ahead of secret ballot

EFF's Godrich Gardee says protest action across the country is voice of the people wanting Zuma out.

If ousted, Zuma still remains ANC President til elective conference - Brown

If ousted, Zuma still remains ANC President til elective conference - Brown

Political analyst Karima Brown talks about the late night lobbying ahead of the motion of no confidence.

Makhosi Khoza urges ANC MPs to free the country from "suffocating web of greed"

Makhosi Khoza urges ANC MPs to free the country from "suffocating web of greed"

Outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza plea to ANC National Assembly members ahead of the no confidence vote in the President.

#NoConfidence: We've been waiting for this for 46 days  - DA's Van Damme

#NoConfidence: We've been waiting for this for 46 days - DA's Van Damme

Democratic Alliance spokesperson says they are hopeful the ANC will make the right decision ahead of the motion of #NoConfidence.

Mbete's #SecretBallot move is bad for SAs democracy - political analyst

Mbete's #SecretBallot move is bad for SAs democracy - political analyst

Prof. Steven Friedman says Mbete's move is bad for South Africa's democracy but a smarter move for the ANC strategy.

Speaker will only see 'yes, no, maybe' tally in secret ballot voting procedure

Speaker will only see 'yes, no, maybe' tally in secret ballot voting procedure

Constitutional Law guru Phephelapi Dube explains how a secret ballot voting process differs in the motion against President Zuma.

Mbete approves secret ballot

Mbete approves secret ballot

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete addressed media on the voting procedure to be followed when the motion is debated tomorrow.

WATCH LIVE: Mbete to announce secret ballot decision

WATCH LIVE: Mbete to announce secret ballot decision

Opposition parties have criticised National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete for making her decision known at the last minute.

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

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

Speaker Baleka Mbete is set to hold a media briefing in Parliament on Monday afternoon over the motion of no confidence.

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.

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.

What are the odds of removing Zuma? A look at no confidence in numbers

What are the odds of removing Zuma? A look at no confidence in numbers

A brief breakdown of the numbers involved, and what the Constitution mandates if President Jacob Zuma is voted out in Parliament.

Popular articles
Lessons from the spectacular collapse of Steinhoff (e.g. diversity matters)

Lessons from the spectacular collapse of Steinhoff (e.g. diversity matters)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Gordon Institute of Business Science Dean (and marketing expert) Professor Nicola Kleyn.

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Fedhasa's CEO is encouraging South Africans to take a look at the specials that are currently out there and make their bookings.

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will appeal a High Court order that its head Shaun Abrahams leave office.

Instead of investigating state capture they are investigating me - Jacques Pauw

Instead of investigating state capture they are investigating me - Jacques Pauw

Journalist and author Jaques Pauw says he doesn't understand why he being investigated and summoned to appear before police.

 Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail regional manager, Richard Walker says criminals are making it hard for them to operate in the area.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.