EFF Motion Of No- Confidence Under Consultation

PICTURE Daily Maverick

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli denied claims that suggest National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete had rejected the reschedule of EFF’s motion of no-confidence request against the States President, Jacob Zuma. 

According to a statement issued by Parliament to EFF leader, Julius Malema and its attorneys, Ms Mbete was consulting on the request to reschedule the motion and would revert in due course.

“The Rules of the National Assembly entailed consultation with relevant structures, including the Chief Whip of the Majority Party and the Leader of Government Business,” said Tsenoli.

Last week, the EFF had written to Mbete with a proposal to have the motion of no- confidence against Zuma debated and voted upon early this week.

According to Tsoneli the motion of no- confidence was initially scheduled to take place on 22 February.

“After consulting with the Chief Whip of the Majority Party and the Leader of Government Business, the motion of no- confidence was initially scheduled for 22 February and confirmed with the National Assembly Programme Committee,” he said.