Ramaphosa to face tough questions in Parly

Six questions have been submitted by three political parties, including one on the secret ballot on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma that was defeated earlier this month.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be answering questions from Members in Parliament (MPs) in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.

Six questions have been submitted by three political parties, including one on the secret ballot on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma that was defeated earlier this month.

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane wants to know whether, as the leader of government business, Ramaphosa shared his views on the secret ballot for the no-confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma with Speaker Baleka Mbete.

AgangSA is asking about alleged undue influence over Eskom, while the African National Congress (ANC) wants to know what's being done to improve investor confidence in state-owned companies.

The DA also wants details on the steps government has taken since January to address the country's high unemployment rate.

Another ANC question deals with the effects of patriarchy on violence against women and children and what the government is doing to reverse this.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)