ALTER: Baleka Mbete

“There was an oversight during the initial consultations and determination of the originally announced date, which overlooked the fact that a Cabinet lekgotla had already been set for that week,” Parliament said in a statement.

The deadline for political parties to submit their views regarding their preferred means of voting on this particular motion - either by secret or open ballot - remained 14 July.

Mbete would make her decision regarding the “appropriate voting procedure” before the scheduled debate on 8 August.