The ATM took to Twitter to confirm that the vote of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa has been postponed to February 2021.
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) took to Twitter on Thursday, 3 December 2020, to confirm that the vote of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa has been postponed. The vote was initially scheduled to take place during the parliamentary proceedings of the day, but Speaker of Parliament, Thandi Modise announced its postponement instead.
The postponement is due to the pending ruling on whether or not the vote will be a secret ballot, which is set to be delivered in February 2021. Moreover, a speculated reason was the lack of support the party would have received, as most of the leading opposition parties had opted to abstain from voting for various reasons.
The only party that was willing to vote was the United Democratic Movement (UDM), but its vote hinged on it being a secret ballot. Leader of the ATM, Vuyolwethu Zungula has not yet commented on the postponement, but has opted to rather retweet the party’s announcement
Speaker of Parliament announces her decision to postpone the ATM’s #NoConfidenceMotion in Ramaphosa, pending a ruling from the WC High Court on the secret ballot in February 2021. pic.twitter.com/OmQZLortR6
— African Transformation Movement (@ATMovement_SA) December 3, 2020