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Mthembu: ANC not worried about no confidence vote against Zuma

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says the party is also not opposed to a secret ballot and warns that opposition parties should practice what they preach.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma responds to a debate in Parliament. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN – African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says the party is not worried about a pending vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

He says the party is also not opposed to a secret ballot and warns that opposition parties should practice what they preach.

The Constitutional Court reserved judgment on Monday in the UDM's case against the Speaker of Parliament for a secret ballot on a vote of no confidence.

Mthembu says a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is the least of his worries and it does not give him sleepless nights.

WATCH: Opposition still hope for favourable ConCourt ruling over secret ballot

He says the ANC has not intervened in the court battle for a secret ballot because it's not opposed to one.

“We have no problem at all, bring it on.”

Mthembu says the country's party-based electoral system does not align with a call for MPs to vote with their conscience.

“Let them allow their members to vote, or vote against this motion... Die poppe sal dans.”

He says the ANC caucus is unanimous in how it will vote on the motion.

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