- The African Transformation Movement is gearing up to call for President Cyril Ramaphosa's removal
- The party, headed by Vuyo Zungula, is expected to outline its reasoning for Ramaphosa's ousting on Thursday
- This will see the nation's underdog party taking on the top dog himself with a motion of no confidence
President Cyril Ramaphosa might soon be facing his first motion of no confidence of the year from an unexpected party.
The African Transformation Movement has called a press briefing for Thursday to explain its 'no less than 15 grounds' to remove the politician from power.
The leader of South Africa's fledgeling party, Vuyo Zungula, will explain why the country's smallest political party is attempting to go toe-to-toe with the ANC.
The Citizen reports that party spokesperson Mxolisi Makhubu, NEC members and Zungula had received the acknowledgement of receipt from the speaker's office.
Evidently, the ATM party hopes this is the beginning of the end for the president, with Makhubu commenting:
“We submitted the motion to the speaker of parliament and received acknowledgement from the registrar and we plan to see the motion through until the end. This country deserves a president who puts the needs of the people, their hopes and aspirations first. Accountability must be the binding principle by which all office bearers are held up to and against.”
Briefly.co.za reported that the party had been the subject of an ANC probe after allegations that secretary-general Ace Magashule had funded it.
This had allegedly been part of a plot to weaken Ramaphosa's support within the ruling party.
Nevertheless, the party managed to win a seat in Parliament during the last general elections, following a launch by former TV boss Mzwanele Manyi.
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