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.

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