Vote of no Confidence: Baleka Mbete decides on secret ballot, opposition parties say it’s time to put country above party

Opposition parties welcomed the decision for a secret ballot in Tuesday’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma shortly after National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, who is also ANC national chairperson, made the announcement. The message for Tuesday? The secret ballot is an opportunity to put country above party, vote out corruption, and put South Africa on the right path. And no ANC MP should be afraid of doing the right thing. By MARIANNE MERTEN.