South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret.
The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such a move. She had previously stated she did not have the power.
According to BBC News, opposition parties believe that under a secret ballot, Members of Parliament (MPs) from Mr. Zuma’s ANC party would vote against him.
He has survived several previous votes of no-confidence.
Mr. Zuma has been under constant pressure over everything from corruption allegations to a controversial cabinet reshuffle that saw his widely respected finance minister fired.