The Speaker of the National Assembly has, following further consultations with political parties in Parliament and with the Executive, decided to revise the date announced for the debate on the Motion of No Confidence in the President of the Republic.
The new date for the debate on the Motion is now Tuesday, 8 August 2017, and no longer 3 August 2017, as previously announced.
There was an oversight during the initial consultations and determination of the originally announced date, which overlooked the fact that a Cabinet Lekgotla had already been set for that week.
The deadline for political parties to submit their views regarding their preferred means of voting on this particular Motion, that is, whether by a secret or open ballot, remains 14 July 2017.
The Speaker will make her decision regarding the appropriate voting procedure before the scheduled debate on 8 August 2017.
Issued by Parliament of the Republic of South Africa