- The ATM has revealed that the motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa is moving forward
- The ATM submitted the no confidence vote against Ramaphosa before Parliament earlier this year
- The ATM shared that Speaker Thandi Modise confirmed to them that consultations have moved to an advanced stage
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The motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa is moving forward. The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has revealed that Speaker Thandi Modise recently confirmed to the party that consultations are now being finalised.
ATM submitted the motion of no confidence against Ramaphosa before Parliament earlier this year.
According to reports, Modise wrote back to ATM president Vuyolwethu Zungula telling him that the delay in considering the motion of no confidence was due to the Covid-19 disruptions.
City Press reports that in the letter, Modise vows that she will finalise her consultation with the leader of Government Business, David Mabuza and the Chief Whip of the ANC Pemmy Majodina "as required by the rules".
Zungula expressed that his party is confident that they'll succeed in their bid to remove Ramaphosa.
"We provided facts relating to his failures as president. Any member of Parliament with a conscience will put South Africa first," Zungula told the publication.
The South African reports that this will be the first vote that Ramaphosa will face as the president and that it has been more than three years since Mzansi held a no confidence vote.
The ATM took to Twitter on Wednesday, 30 September to inform their supporters that the motion of no confidence is back on the table.
Check out some of the reactions from tweeps below:
"You are all drunk Mzwanele Manyi."
@ZamaNtshona replied to @@nkhensi19668:
"Perhaps your inability to comprehend simple basic analysis of the status quo drives you to make statements whose assertions create doubt about your state of sobriety. When you have sobered up from the opium of blind loyalty then you can come and thank us for our contribution."
"As Law enforcement agencies start cracking the whip on State Capture looters, so will the desperation to have @PresidencyZA removed through some funny motion of no-confidence. South Africans are not fools."
"So the whole country marched to remove Zuma for R246 million over Nkandla security upgrades. Now R500 billion and R70 billion from IMG just disappeared and it’s business as usual, kanjani (how)?"
"Being in support of #PutSouthAfricansFirst doesn't mean I'm in agreement with the motion of no confidence against Cyril. I would rather support a motion to have the entire ANC removed than Cyril or any individual for that matter."
In other politics news, Briefly.co.za reported that the Zondo Commission has made its first arrests since it was launched in 2018. Businessman Edwin Sodi and two ANC officials have been arrested on Wednesday, 30 September as a result of evidence from the State Capture Inquiry.
Former Free State Human Settlements (FSHS) Department boss Nthimotse 'Tim' Mokhesi and former national Human Settlements director-general Thabane Zulu have been arrested by the Hawks alongside Sodi. They were nabbed for their alleged involvement in Free State’s R255 million unlawful asbestos audit project.
TimesLive reported that a senior ANC politician was also due to be arrested this Thursday, 1 October. The publication reported that the politician would be arrested by the Investigative Directorate (ID) on charges of corruption related to state capture.
The matter related to the suspect's alleged criminal and corrupt dealings with the controversial government service provider Bosasa.
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