National Speaker Baleka Mbete has published a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) who will lead the no confidence motion debate in Parliament today.
Also on the list is a time allocation for each speaker. A look at the list shows DA leader Mmusi Maimane has the highest time allocation of 12 minutes, followed by the ANC.
MPs from the DA, ANC, EFF, FF Plus, IFP, NFP, AGANG, PAC, ACDP and APC are also expected to deliver their separate speeches during the historic onslaught on Zuma.
Today’s motion of no confidence is quite historic in the sense that it is the first time Members of the National Assembly will cast a vote by secret ballot on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma in seven years.
Mbete’s list reads:
Draft Resolution (The leader of the opposition): Motion of no confidence in the President, in terms of Section 102 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.
Party Time Name
DA – 12 minutes – Honourable, the leader of the opposition – English
ANC – 8 minutes – Honourable, The deputy chief whip of the majority party – English
EFF- 4 minutes- Honourable J S Malema – English
IFP- 3 minutes- Honourable M J Buthelezi – English
NFP – 3 minutes – Honourable N M Khubisa – English
UDM – 3 minutes – Honourable BM Homisa – English
ANC – 7 minutes – Honourable P P Mabe – English
FF PLus – 3 minutes – Honourable PJ Groenewald – A/English
Cope -3 minutes – Honourable M P G Lekota – English
ACDP – 3 minutes – Honourable K RJ Meshoe – English
DA – 7 minutes – Honourable P T van Damme – English
ANC – 8 minutes – The Miniter of Defence And Military Veterans – English
IAC – 3 minutes – Honourable M P Galo – English
Agang – 3 minutes- Honourable M A Plouamma – English
PAC – 3 minutes – Honourable L A Mbinda – English
APC – 3 minutes – Honourable N T Godi – English
ANC – 8 minutes – The Honourable Minister of Arts and Culture – English
DA – 1 minute – The Leader of the opposition – English
— Lester Kiewit (@lesterkk) August 8, 2017
The vote of no confidence needs to be supported by 201 or more MPs to succeed. Voting will only happen after the debate. It is then that MPs will cast their ballots in the voting booths, after which the counting will commence.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of marches building up to the debate at 2 pm – some in favour of Zuma and some against the embattled president.