June 22, 2017 / 9:14 AM / 7 months ago

South Africa's top court says Zuma no confidence vote can be secret

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s top court ruled on Thursday that the Speaker of Parliament can decide to hold a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma by secret ballot, which the opposition hope could help to depose him.

Speaker Baleka Mbete, a top ANC official, had said parliament rules did not allow for a secret ballot, but Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng set aside her decision, saying she had “the necessary latitude” to call for such a vote.

Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Ed Cropley

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