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Zuma survives ‘no confidence’ vote by South African parliament



Zuma survives ‘no confidence’ vote by South African parliament

Like a cat with nine lives, embattled South African President, Jacob Zuma, has survived the dreaded ‘no confidence’ vote by the South African parliament over what the opposition called his “reckless leadership”, after the anti-graft watchdog called for an inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling in the government.

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“I think the no’s have it,” Deputy Speaker, Lechesa Tsenoli ruled, after lawmakers of Zuma’s African National Congress (ANC), which controls almost two-thirds of the assembly, voted against the motion and burst into song in support of Zuma.

The main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) called for a re-count, a request which the deputy speaker granted.

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