EFF extends motion of no confidence deadline
Written by Keshia Jansen on February 13, 2018
The EFF has announced that it has extended the deadline given to National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete to respond to the party’s request for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
The party tweeted that the deadline has been moved to 1pm on Tuesday, instead of 10am.
The Speaker of National Assembly has responded to EFF saying she needs to consult Majority Party Chief Whip & Leader of Government Business; this she can only do so today. EFF has thus extended the deadline to 13h00 for Court action on Motion of No Confidence scheduling this week
— EFF (@EFFSouthAfrica) February 13, 2018
Mbete had initially scheduled the motion for 22 February.
However, several parties have called for it to be heard sooner.
On Monday, Parliament refuted claims that Mbete had rejected the EFF’s request for the motion to be heard on Tuesday.