The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it has already prepared legal papers to interdict National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete should she refuse to allow a secret ballot for the August 8 motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. “The papers are ready. When she gives that letter, we will not even read the whole thing, but just the conclusion. Once she says ‘open vote’, we are serving her. “She has to give rational reasons. Failure to do that, and we will take her to court.
ANC presidential hopeful Baleka Mbete on Friday reached out to the party’s alliance partners and called for strained relationships to be “nursed”. “Tempers must cool down. The alliance is very important. We are the ones who must build it and we must nurse it,” she told about 200 members of the ANC’s Dorothy Nyembe branch, most of them pensioners, in Soweto.
South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande has said they made a mistake by believing that appointing Jacob Zuma as president would solve the problems in the Thabo Mbeki presidency. “We are back where we were 10 years ago. We dealt with the symptom and not the fundamental problems,” Nzimande said. He was speaking on the sidelines of Cosatu Gauteng’s provincial council of shop stewards.
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