- SACP, an affiliate party of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), said it would now not endorse "wrong things" come August 8.
- The debate around the fifth motion of no-confidence follows President Zuma's controversial Cabinet reshuffle that saw the exit of respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan in March. The President has also been facing mounting pressure over corruption scandals and his handling of the economy.
- Opposition parties in Parliament have said they do not want the Speaker of the National Assembly‚ Baleka Mbete‚ to preside over the debate because she is "patently biased" and "conflicted".
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