News24 today reported that President Ramaphosa will face a motion of no-confidence next week.
According to the report National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise first caught wind of the intent to lodge the motion in February this year. The motion had been formally approved by Modise at the National Assembly’s Programming Committee meeting on Thursday.
The motion had been brought forward by the African Transformation Movement (ATM).
..Hiding this important information is “dangerous to our democracy”
Earlier this year the City Press reported that the ATM cited two reasons behind this motion: President Ramaphosa’s failure to reveal that he had profited from his CR17 ANC presidential campaign, as well as alleged payments to opposition party members.
In the report ATM president Vuyolwethu Zungula, while speaking at a media briefing in February, said, “Ramaphosa’s campaign transactions are actually withheld from the public and this clearly shows there is something to hide.”
He also said that hiding this important information is ‘dangerous to our democracy’.
eNCA reports that although the ATM have only two seats in Parliament, the debate scheduled for next week Thursday will open an opportunity for others to speak of their dissatisfaction.
ATM will need a two-thirds majority in the House for the vote of no-confidence to succeed.