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ATM wants no confidence motion against Ramaphosa to be done by secret ballot – SABC News

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) says they’ll have interaction with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, to request that within the spirit of true democracy the vote of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa be done by a secret ballot.

The motion, introduced by the ATM, is ready to be ventilated in Parliament subsequent Thursday. The ATM filed the motion earlier within the yr earlier than the nation went right into a nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus.

Party spokesperson S’busiso Mncwabe says they’ve garnered plenty of assist from different events and so they have confidence their motion will go.



“Immediately when we put the motion that time we started engaging our fellow opposition colleagues in the benches, in Parliament to make sure that we got the support. Even today as soon as we learnt that our motion has been put in the order paper for next week, we mandated the leader of the movement, the president of the ATM to start also going through the negotiations with our colleagues. What we want most is to strengthen our backing, we must go for a secret ballot. We might shock the nation come next week.”

The ATM is working to garner assist for its motion of confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa: 

IFP could assist the President

Meanwhile, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says it could assist the President. The celebration says President Cyril Ramaphosa wants the assist of opposition events and the nation as he grapples with points throughout the African National Congress (ANC), the coronavirus pandemic, allegations of corruption in addition to steering the nation to financial viability.

“The President and the executive have not performed to the optimum ability.  There are a number of shortcomings, there are a number of cabinet ministers, which we feel are not pulling their weight but all in all our view is that President Ramaphosa has steered the ship to the best of his ability.  He may have internal problems in his party but he needs to know and the country needs to know that he will have the support of people who would like to put the country first before corruption and any other misdemeanors, so we will consider our support or not but I would likely think that we would support the current president,” says IFP’s Narend Singh.

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