Friday, 11 November 2016

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma survives no confidence vote

Mr Zuma’s African National Congress (ANC) has a huge majority in parliament and the opposition motion was defeated by 214 votes to 126.
This was his third time no confidence vote in less than a year.
South African President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote on Thursday, over what the opposition called his “reckless leadership”, after an inquiry was called to check into allegations of influence-peddling in the government.
This was his third time no confidence vote in less than a year “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. Mr Zuma’s African National Congress (ANC) has a huge majority in parliament and the opposition motion was defeated by 214 votes to 126.
The main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) called for a re-count, a request which the deputy speaker granted

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