I HAVE just read an article by the ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu and am tearing my hair out.
He says that the pronouncement by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was a court victory for the constitution and not the opposition. Hello!
If the opposition hadn’t taken this matter to court, the Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete would have continued with her statements that she didn’t have the powers to order a secret ballot.
The court has now told her in no uncertain terms she does have the powers. Sadly, today voting seems to be along party lines and people cannot vote with their consciences or vote for their country, as they are scared of losing their jobs or worse.
If this is the only way we can hold our president to account, then a secret ballot must be the way to go.
Mthembu also makes a statement saying, why should ANC MPs support a motion that would result in the removal of our government when none of the political opposition would do the same.
We are not asking for the removal of the government, but the president, and I promise you Mr Mthembu, if the opposition was in power and their president acted like your president, I would also ask for him to be removed.
I want clean non-corrupt governance without any state capture or jobs for pals and family.
We can do it, but not under this president. Barbie Sandler Claremont