- The African Transformation Movement has detailed why it wants President Cyril Ramaphosa booted
- The party recently announced a motion of no confidence against the politician
- Briefly.co.za explores the reasons behind this surprising move
President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing his first motion of no confidence after the African Transformation Movement filed one against him.
Briefly.co.za reported that the party, with only one seat in Parliament, had elected to take a stand against the president.
During a media briefing on Thursday, the party elaborated on their reasons for the unprecedented move.
The leading factor seems to be Ramaphosa failing to act against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom's board.
This comes after Ramaphosa was misled over the duration of load-shedding last year; board chair Jabu Mabuza since resigned from his post over the controversy.
Ramaphosa's controversial R500k donation from the late BOSASA CEO Gavin Watson has also been noted as another reason.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was asked to investigate the donation by former Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane. The situation is currently playing out before the courts.
In this regard, ATM president Vuyolwethu Zungula has accused Ramaphosa of failing to make the identities of funders public:
”We’ve got a president who preaches transparency but walks the opposite direction."
The president has also been slammed for his failure to tackle crime, unemployment, land reform, the economy and the collapse of state-owned entities.
The motion of no confidence will now be placed on Parliament's order paper, following which it will be heard by National Assembly, reports IOL.
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