Petition to force Parliament to have secret ballots in "No Confidence" vote.
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President Jacob Zuma has filed papers opposing a secret ballot in Parliament which makes it look like he is scared of a secret vote.
And that means we the people need to stand together to demand one!
We will be handing this petition to ALL OPPOSITION PARTIES to show to parliament when the vote takes place.
Enough signatures will cause a whisper to become a shout and will make a difference.
The controversial reshuffle led to the country being downgraded to junk status by two ratings agencies, sparking nationwide protests by opposition parties and civil society calling for him to step down.
ANC alliance partners SACP and Cosatu along with 1010 stalwarts have also backed the calls for Zuma to go.
The vote of no confidence is due in Parliament after the Constitutional Court rules on the UDM's case for a secret ballot.
In its papers filed with the court, the UDM argues that a secret ballot would protect ANC members who risk being intimidated or recalled from Parliament if they vote with the opposition.
Former president Thabo Mbeki also joined the growing calls for the ANC MPs to vote with their conscience and not follow the party line. Mbeki said the MPs must put the country before the party.
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