Former president Thabo Mbeki urged MPs on Tuesday to vote “honestly” in a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. Mbeki‚ who is currently in Kenya as an African Union observer for their national elections‚ said South African MPs needed to ask themselves if they had confidence in their president‚ “depending on what this president has been doing”. “They have got to make that assessment‚” said Mbeki. He said the secret vote was decided upon to protect MPs who wanted to support the motion of no confidence. Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota predicts that even though parliament will be packed on Tuesday afternoon‚ MPs will feel “lonely”. “Each one of us has to… ask [ourselves] the question of where the country needs to go. How to cast the vote such that we’ve made a contribution to a future that our people deserve‚" Lekota said. Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada wrote an open letter to Zuma before his death in March this year asking him to resign. “To paraphrase the famous MK slogan o...

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