The vote on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be conducted via secret ballot, National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete announced on yesterday.
The motion was scheduled to take place on today and the method of voting was seen by some observers and opposition parties as crucial for the outcome, amid growing calls within the ANC and its alliance partners for Zuma to step down.
Opposition parties, particularly the EFF, wanted a secret ballot. The DA said last week that evidence of intimidation of ANC members meant a secret ballot was warranted.
Upon hearing about the news, leader of terrorism organisation Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau; released a statement to the media requesting that Zuma be handed over to him and Boko Haram as soon he is voted out.
“Don’t ask us what we will do to him. That is our business. You people have been crying so much about the bad things he has done to your country, let us take care of him for you now.” said Abubakar Shekau while he sharpened his hunting knife.