President Jacob Zuma has survived the vote of no confidence, conducted via secret ballot held this afternoon in Parliament.
A majority of 201 votes were needed to remove President Zuma from his position, but the results of the vote pointed to 198 MPs opting against the call to remove Zuma, while 177 voted for.
Jacob Zuma has survived, but he has nothing to celebrate tonight. He is mortally wounded, and his party is in tatters. #ANCisDead
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) August 8, 2017
This is not the first motion for President Zuma’s removal in his position, and looking at the current state of national politics, it will likely not be the last.
#Rand The local currency has lost ground against the major currencies after the motion was defeated. Its now R13.39/$ and R17.38/Pound. RW
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) August 8, 2017
— Tom Eaton (@TomEatonSA) August 8, 2017
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