A special sitting of Parliament has been scheduled for April 18 for a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
Speaker Baleka Mbete, through a statement from Parliament, confirmed she received letters from several opposition parties calling for a “motion of no confidence in the President of the Republic in terms of Section 102 of the Constitution”.
Last week, Mbete indicated she would embark on a consultation process before deciding whether the motion would go ahead.
“The Speaker’s consultation process, therefore, followed these specific provisions in the Constitution and the [National] Assembly Rules, taking into consideration the urgency of the matter and the reality that Members of Parliament are currently working in their constituencies across the country,” the statement said.
“Following the consultation process, the Motion will be scheduled for debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, at 14h00.”