Wednesday, March 30, 2022

NA speaker agrees to DA's request for roll-call during motion of no confidence in Cabinet

National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has agreed to a request by the Democratic Alliance (DA), for a roll-call voting procedure during voting on the motion of no confidence in the Cabinet, excluding the President.

Opposition party leader, John Steenhuisen wrote to Mapisa-Nqakula last week to ask that ministers, not be allowed to vote in themotion and that the voting is done by roll-call.

‘’According to the Rules on virtual sittings, Members are entitled to cast their votes either electronically, by voice or by having their votes recorded by their respective Whips. In this regard, the Speaker has confirmed that a manual roll-call voting procedure will be used for the voting on the motion. This will entail the question being put for a decision of the House, followed by the Secretary calling each Member, and each Member voicing either "yes" or "no" on the question,’’ said parliament spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo.

He added that Mapisa-Nqakula has received a belated response from the ATM declining to withdraw its motion instead of postponing it.

‘’The motion will therefore remain on tomorrow's (Wednesday’s) agenda of the House as scheduled by the National Assembly's Programme Committee,’’ said Mothapo


PICTURED - Twitter: John Steenhuisen

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