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Daily Podcast – August 07, 2017

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Daily Podcast – August 07, 2017

7th August 2017

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Making headlines: Mbete to announce decision on no confidence debate vote, Unite Behind coalition marches against Zuma And, Zimbabwean VP faces tough time in parliament

 

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Mbete to announce decision on no confidence debate vote

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete will announce her decision today on whether the vote in the debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma the following day will be by secret ballot or not.

The legislature said Mbete would make the announcement in parliament this afternoon.

 

Unite Behind coalition marches against Zuma

The #UniteBehind coalition will take to the streets of Cape Town today to apply pressure on MPs to vote for the removal of President Jacob Zuma during a no confidence motion against him tomorrow.

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas is expected to address the crowd.

The coalition, which is made up of over 20 community, activist and faith-based organisations, will march from Keizersgracht Street to Parliament at 3pm.

 

Zimbabwean VP faces tough time in parliament

Zimbabwe's main opposition lawmakers last week gave Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa a tough time in parliament when they sought assurance on the country’s governability following First Lady Grace Mugabe’s recent outburst against senior Zanu-PF and government officials, a report says.

Grace recently told Zimbabwe's vice presidents at a campaign rally that they were serving at her husband's will.

The first lady warned her husband’s deputies Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko that they risked losing their jobs if they did not perform to the expectations of President Robert Mugabe.

A few days earlier, the First lady had publicly urged Mugabe to name his successor.


Also making headlines:

ANC's Parks Tau says Herman Mashaba is overwhelmed by his position.

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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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