Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to express a well thought out decision following the Constitutional Court ruling which handed her the power to decide on whether to implement or disregard a secret ballot.
The ConCourt ruling, on an application laid by the UDM and the EFF, has placed and political pressure on Mbete who will have to decide on a way forward soon.
The deputy president has stated that Mbete has run out of reasons to delay the decision any longer.
“She also can’t hide behind the veil of saying 'I don’t have the power'. So it’s good when we clarify things I guess in our country so that an independent institution like the Constitutional Court clarifies it and decides it for us”, said Ramaphosa.
“After all, that’s what they are there for, they are the final arbiter”, he added.
Mbete was found at fault by the ConCourt in her explanation that she did not hold any power over the decision-making of a secret no-confidence vote.
Ramaphosa, as well as most other Zuma detractors, has expressed faith in Mbete’s ability to do the right thing.