JOHANNESBURG, April 12 South Africa's main
opposition party said on Wednesday it will not withdraw a motion
of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma after parliament
earlier said the vote could only be removed by the party which
had brought it to parliament and not the Speaker.
The motion was brought to parliament by Democratic Alliance
leader Mmusi Maimane. But on Tuesday, Maimane requested the
Speaker of parliament to delay the motion until the
Constitutional Court rules on whether the vote should be taken
by secret ballot.
"The DA never indicated that the motion of no confidence
will be withdrawn but only requested that the Speaker postpone
the motion due to the importance of the pending Constitutional
Court application," the DA said in a statement, adding it was
still within the Speaker's powers to postpone the vote.
(Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by James Macharia)