South African Opposition has asked the countryâ€™s top court, to rule on a secret vote in parliament, to determine President Jacob Zumaâ€™s political future.
The United Democratic Movement which brought the case to court, maintains that since parliament votes by secret ballot to elect the president, it should also be able to use it to remove him.
The opposition filed the no-confidence motion in Zuma last month, after he fired
Pravin Gordhan as finance minister, but while thereâ€™s growing dissatisfaction with Zumaâ€™s leadership in the ruling ANC, which holds 62 percent majority in parliament, the partyâ€™s leadership has rejected all opposition-led attempts to oust him.
The court hasnâ€™t said when it expects to deliver its judgment, but Zuma, who has survived several previous opposition attempts to remove him, is due to step down as ANC leader in December.