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South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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South Africa's highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. The constitutional court said that the Speaker of Parliament had the right to order such a move. She has previously said she did not have the power.
Opposition parties believe that under a secret ballot, MPs from Mr Zuma's ANC would vote against him.
He has survived several previous votes of no-confidence.

Mr Zuma has been under constant pressure over everything from corruption allegations to a controversial cabinet reshuffle that saw his widely respected finance minister fired.

A new date for a motion of no-confidence now has to be set.