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Secret Ballot of Not? Baleka Mbete must make ‘rational decision’ – DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in parliament, John Steenheisen

The Democratic Alliance (DA) are now backing down from the secret ballot vote “CHANT!” against President Jacob they used to lead and preach preach in parliament. This is after the party’s opposed to a secret ballot vote ousted their mayor in Mogale City Municipality last month.

The Speaker of the National Assembly confirmed that she had received submissions from political parties in Parliament stating their views regarding the appropriate voting procedure to be followed when the Motion of No Confidence against President Jacob Zuma is conducted in parliament.

The biggest critics of the Secret Ballot vote in Mogale City said they have written to Baleka Mbete, to request that she make her decision on the #SecretBallot by the end of this week but not recommending of preferring the secret ballot like the other parties

The DA said the reason why they did’t make submission prefering secret ballot for the upcoming motion was because they want Baleka Mbete to make the decision and it must be rational one.

The African National Congress (ANC) and DA have indicated that they will abide by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete’s decision regarding the appropriate voting procedure to be followed when the Motion of No Confidence in the President of the Republic is debated on 8 August 2017.

From supporting the chanting United Democratic Movement (UDM)’s court application on the secret ballot vote to “#WhatEverSpeakerSay” position

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), National Freedom Party (NFP), United Democratic Movement (UDM), Freedom Front Plus (FF+), African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), Congress of the People (COPE) and other parties in parliament prefers secret ballot vote.

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