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Agang’s no confidence motion heading “for the dustbin” - Sizani

Agang’s no confidence motion heading “for the dustbin” - Sizani

A vote of no confidence brought by Agang SA against President Jacob Zuma, is heading for “the dustbin of parliament” the ANC’s Chief Whip, Stone Sizani said in a statement. The tabled motion is expected to be heard in Parliament later today.

According to CityPress, Sizani labelled the motion as making a “mockery of our participatory democracy” and that it was “out of tune with the sentiments of many South Africans”.

“Sideshows and gimmicks by a publicity-starved mini party can never distract us from the important task of moving this country forward,” the paper quoted him as saying.

The motion, presented on November 4th last year, was expected to be tabled 12 days after Zuma’s State of the Nation Address on February 12th, but had been postponed after an attempt by Agang to have it delayed pending the outcome of a case preventing National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete from presiding over the matter, backfired.

“When I tabled the motion of no confidence I asked the Speaker that she not preside over the motion of no confidence and that she ensure the voting on the motion be done by way of secret ballot. She refused, confirming that she is not impartial when she acts in her capacity as Speaker," Agang Acting President, Andries Tlouamma, said at the time.

A similar motion also brought by the party against Mbete is still pending, with Tlouamma telling the paper that the Western Cape High Court‘s decision to rule against the delaying of the motion, comes as a disappointment as the matter “was ours”.


CAPTION: ANC Chief Whip, Stone Sizani IMAGE sourced from netwerk24.com