MKMVA: We have a right to know how MPs vote in Parliament

The MKMVA says ANC MPs have received instruction to vote against a motion of no confidence in President Zuma on Tuesday.

FILE: ANC MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association say it believes the motion of no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma should be open.

MKMVA, however, is assured the motion will be defeated, saying a secret ballot will not affect this outcome.

It's up to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to decide whether Members of Parliament will be allowed to vote secretly.

Mbete is expected to make her decision on the secret ballot vote on Monday and the voting is set to take place on Tuesday in Parliament.

MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus says: “We as members of the African National Congress (ANC) have a right to know how our members of Parliament vote. We also believe that they have the instructions of the ANC and of the ANC caucus in Parliament to vote against this motion, and they have to carry out this instruction.”