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Zuma to face fresh motion of no confidence

The DA's Mmusi Maimane gave notice of the move soon after AgangSA withdrew its motion.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma is set to face a fresh motion of no confidence in his leadership, this time from the Democratic Alliance (DA).

DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane gave notice of the move soon after AgangSA withdrew its own motion of no confidence soon after kicking off the debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

AgangSA Member of Parliament Andries Tlouamma, who wanted National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to recuse herself, as well as a secret vote on the matter for Parliamentarians, was roundly criticised for playing games.

But the matter is now back on Parliament's agenda.

Mbete says notice of the new motion was received soon after Tuesday debate ended.

"The motion of no confidence in the president was brought by the leader of the opposition. So members, as long as you don't take us on a run-around like we have been taken on."

Maimane wants the house to agree that it has no confidence in Zuma for reasons including the politicisation of independent institutions, unemployment and the weak economy.

Mbete has told the National Assembly's Programming Committee that the motion is receiving due priority.