Harare,Zimbabwe(News of the South) – President Jacob Zuma has survived a motion of no confidence in his presidency, held via secret ballot in Parliament.

 

 

Following a two-hour debate and lengthy voting process, 198 MPs voted against the Democratic Alliance’s bid to remove Zuma, while 177 voted for.

 

 

About 30 ANC MPs voted for Zuma to be removed.

 

A simple majority of 201 votes was required to remove Zuma as president.

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete announced on Monday that the vote would be held via secret ballot for the first time ever.

 

 

Zuma has survived several previous motions of no confidence in his presidency over the last eight years, all held via open ballot.

 

 

DA leader Mmusi Maimane, who tabled the motion, earlier asked MPs to act “courageously” and vote Zuma out. He said this vote was not about political parties, but about the people of South Africa.

 

 

ANC leaders who spoke against the motion, including Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, accused the opposition parties of seeking “regime change” through voting Zuma out.

 

 

The failure of the motion will strengthen Zuma’s position in the party and strengthen the belief that the ANC does not have the capacity to recall Zuma, irrespective of the amounts of scandals he has been embroiled in.

 

 

The party goes to an elective conference in December, where Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to challenge Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former AU commission chair, for the ANC presidency.

 

 

Some of Ramaphosa’s supporters have recently warned that a successful motion would have put him in an awkward position, where Zuma was still ANC president, but Ramaphosa had to run the country until December.-Africanews



About Author

Latest News

Mnangagwa Set To Win 2018 Elections : Mutumwa Noah Taguta

By Levi Mukarati and Tendai Mugabe in Marange. ..

Mliswa Donates Bricks Towards Schools Expansion Program

Munesu Chigada Harare (News of the South)- ..

Millenial Media Mavin Peace Hyde Joins E Suite Panel On Essence

United kingdom. (News of The South) – ..

Like Us On Facebook

SUBSCRIBE: YouTube Channel

Whizz Kid 11 Year Old Joshua Ngoka Builds Computer

London, United Kingdom. – AN 11-YEAR-OLD ..

Forget Motivational Stories: Write Your Own

By Pearson Mbendera I have read a lot of ..

Winky D Shines At First Ever Zim Dancehall Awards

By Daniel Muzana Zimbabwe`s Winky was the ..

Vast Outcry For The Prodigal Son

Milton Mashasha Sports Reporter in Byo,Zim ..

A Story Of Love As Kenya Mourns The Westgate Mall Massacre

By Anoziva Marindire   The Nairobi Westgate ..

Inconsistency Costs The Chevrons Against Afghanistan

By Perkins-Tino Bare. Harare, Zimbabwe. (News ..

Mnangagwa Set To Win 2018 Elections : Mutumwa Noah Taguta

By Levi Mukarati and Tendai Mugabe in Marange. ..

Mliswa Donates Bricks Towards Schools Expansion Program

Munesu Chigada Harare (News of the South)- ..

Millenial Media Mavin Peace Hyde Joins E Suite Panel On Essence

United kingdom. (News of The South) – ..

Murderer Kombian Returns To The Docks

Ghana`s notorious robber, Johnson Kombian, ..

Leaked Alangizi Video: Defending Alangizi, My Testimony

By Musamba Mumba Too much crap has been said ..

Eritrea Human Rights Abuses Highlighted At UN Review

Geneva – Eritrea was on Monday accused ..

Zimbabwe Communist Party Blasts Opposition Parties

By Munesu Chigada Harare, Zimbabwe (News ..

Mandatory Circumcision of Inmates In Prisons

By By Mutinta Moono Hanyama (Zambian Eye) ..

Industry Lacking Policy Synchronisation

By Wisdom Mumera (News Of The South) – ..