South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a no-certainty movement one week from now, a parliament official said Thursday, his first since taking force almost three years prior.
A little resistance, the African Transformation Movement (ATM), which has only two seats in the 400-part National Assembly, documented a solicitation with the speaker in February for a no-certainty banter.
“The speaker has endorsed that demand, and our suggestion is that it be managed next Thursday,” Masibulele Xaso, secretary to the National Assembly, told the parliament’s customizing advisory group.
The ATM, which was formed in 2018 after ex-president Jacob Zuma’s forced resignation, submitted a motion alleging that Ramaphosa was unfit to hold office.
When the party requested the debate, its leader, Vuyolwethu Zungula, said many people believed South Africa “has been on a slippery slope ever since President Ramaphosa occupied the highest office in the land.”
A no-confidence vote requires a simple majority of 201 votes to pass, but Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) holds 230 seats, and the motion stands little chance of success.
Ramaphosa became president in February 2018 after Zuma was forced to step down amid growing corruption scandals. The following year he won a popular mandate following general elections.