Holomisa: Khoza, Mbeki comments show 'impossible & untenable' position of MPs
The UDM wants a motion of no confidence which was due to be debated on Tuesday to be held by secret ballot.
The UDM wants a motion of no confidence, which was due to be debated in the National Assembly on Tuesday, to be held by secret ballot.
In a responding affidavit filed with the Constitutional Court, Holomisa says a Facebook post by African National Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Makhosi Khoza and an opinion piece penned by former President Thabo Mbeki confirm that MPs will be placed in an "impossible and untenable" position if the vote on a debate of no confidence is not held in secret.
Both pieces, which referred to the dilemma of voting with one's conscience rather toeing the party line, were written after the UDM launched its case.
Holomisa says President Zuma is using the policies and procedures of the ANC for self-serving intimidation, and he's once again impressed on the court, that the matter must be heard as a matter of urgency.
(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)