South African Court Rejects Plea for Anti-Zuma Debate


A high court has dismissed an urgent application by opposition parties to force parliament to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma before going into end of year recess.

President Jacob Zuma and Parliament Speaker Max Sisulu, with first lady Makhumalo in the background, arrive at Parliament to attend the 2012 State Of the Nation Address in Cape Town.

  • South Africa:  Court Rejects Bid to Force Zuma No-Confidence Debate

    South African Press Association, 22 November 2012

    The Western Cape High Court has dismissed an urgent application to force a parliamentary debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. read more »

  • South Africa:  2013 'No Confidence' Vote - a Curious Case of Seriously Bad Timing

    Daily Maverick, 21 November 2012

    If the ANC gets its way, the controversial debate and vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will take place in the last week of February next year, two weeks after he ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SA's Impending Domino Collision - Judiciary, Parliament, Executive

    Daily Maverick, 21 November 2012

    For the first time since the dawn of SA’s democracy, the judiciary has been asked to force Parliament to debate the future of the executive. None of the three branches of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  No Confidence Vote - ANC Agrees to Put Zuma Presidency to the Test - One Day

    Daily Maverick, 20 November 2012

    The ANC national executive committee has overruled the decision of its parliamentary caucus to block a motion of no confidence debate on President Jacob Zuma. The decision reveals ... read more »

  • South Africa:  ANC Statement On the Court Ruling

    African National Congress, 22 November 2012

    The African National Congress welcome the court ruling on the issue of the passing a motion of no confidence against President Zuma. read more »

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