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South African President faces impeachment over corruption allegations

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Zuma survives ‘no confidence’ vote by South African parliament

South African President, Jacob Zuma, may be facing impeachment proceedings anytime soon, as the nation’s parliament is billed to sit in a no-confidence vote next week.

The no-confidence vote is coming after investigators published the report of a corruption related report on his presidency.

Zuma has been facing growing calls for his resignation with thousands of people taking to the streets asking him to resign.

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, DA, called for the vote of no-confidence after the publication of the report into the allegations.

Though President Zuma had wanted to block the publication of the report by going to court, he however withdrew the case after mounting public protests.

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 Speaking on the motion, Mmusi Maimane, leader of the DA, said in Cape Town that the no-confidence debate and vote was scheduled for Nov. 10.

“This motion should not be viewed as a partisan motion – we do not see it as a DA motion.
“I know there are ANC MPs and cabinet ministers who have had enough.

“They have an opportunity to actually do something about their anger by Nov. 10,’’ he said.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…

 

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