- Next week, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be facing his first motion of no confidence
- This comes after the African Transformation Movement brought the motion forward
- The ATM claims Ramaphosa failed to disclose to Parliament that he benefitted financially from his presidential campaign
President Cyril Ramaphosa will be facing his first vote of no confidence next week after the African Transformation Movement brought the motion forward.
ATM claims the president failed to disclose in Parliament that he had financially benefitted from his 2017 campaign for the presidency in the ANC.
Thandi Modise, the National Assembly Speaker, agreed to hold the debate next Thursday.
The motion had actually been submitted earlier this year but had been delayed due to lockdown. For the motion to be successfully passed, a two-thirds majority is needed.
Commenting on its motion, the ATM party said that Ramaphosa's administration had failed to inspire any confidence:
"This poor performance will have a devastating effect on the entire citizenry because it means South Africa is no longer a trusted destination for investment and consequently the cost of borrowing will spiral even more."
The party accused Modise of attempting to stall the motion, commenting further that:
"Sadly, ATM has no other option but to call on the Speaker to stop her tactics of delaying the No Confidence motion in President Ramaphosa. The time has come for South Africa to remove the incompetent 6th administration."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the ANC's National Executive Committee that he has asked the Integrity Committee to probe his CR17 campaign which succeeded in garnering enough support to become the party's leader.
The President approached the committee earlier this year, requesting the opportunity to explain his campaign that received over R400 million in donations. The NEC meeting saw Ramaphosa explaining that he wished to lead by example when it comes to contesting leadership positions.
A party insider said this set the tone for the rest of the meeting and was in line with Ramaphosa's call for corruption within the party to end:
"The president said he wants to appear before them and that everyone who has something over their head must go and present their case. This puts an end to all the sideshows."
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