'A secret ballot against Supra could have sealed the deal'

A motion of no confidence against North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo brought by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has been postponed.

This comes after the EFF approached the court and applied for an urgent interdict to force the speaker of the North West legislature to hold a secret ballot.

READ: More woes for Supra Mahumapelo, following son's R1M Denel bursary

Speaking to Thembekile Mrototo on The Midday Report, political analyst Dr Sethulego Matebesi, at the University of Free State, said a secret vote would make a significant difference.

He says there are political consequences for people in party structures when they exercise their vote in these cases.

I strongly believe that the moment you vote by means of a secret ballot, people may just go against what their parties have pronounced saying that they should support their premier.

Dr Sethulego Matebesi, Political Analyst

He said even though a secret ballot may prompt people to vote against party lines, there are too many members who will remain loyal.

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