South African Members of Parliament will vote in secret on a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma
This will be the ninth of such votes in moves to oust Zuma from power
Ms. Baleka Mbete, the parliament’s speaker made the ruling after opposition parties took the case to the Constitutional Court.
This will not be the first time such votes will be carried out against Zuma whose party, the African National Congress, holds major control in the parliament and has ruled the country since 1994.
He has survived seven no-motion votes in the past. The goal behind the secret ballot is to get more ANC MPs to vote against Zuma.
According to the BBC, the decision taken by the speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete means that South Africa could have a new president by Tuesday afternoon, albeit on a temporary basis.
According to the constitution, she would take over for 30 days if President Jacob Zuma is voted out of power.
Zuma has a lot of power and influence over his party where he would cease being national president if the votes do not go in his favour this time.
ANC MP, Makhosi Khoza, who said she would vote against Zuma said she received death threats afterward.
Zuma has been accused of massive fraud and corruption since his election and is accused of being strange bedfellows with the billionaire Gupta family in the country whom it is believed, have some sort of influence over his government.
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