Despite facing tough game, SA President Zuma again survives no confidence vote
Source :NewsBharati   Date :09-Aug-2017

Cape Town, August 9: Like the previous motions, the latest no-confidence motion also could not replace South African President Jacob Zuma. SA President survived the motion with 198 votes against 177 votes in favor of the motion. African National Congress and Zuma rejoiced the decision. Zuma told supporters that repeated attempts by opposition parties to remove the ruling African National Congress will never succeed. The political survivor Zuma overcame an eighth no confidence vote instead of several corruption charges.

From the counting of no-motion, it has been proved some ANC leaders also voted against Zuma. 177 votes were in favor of motion whereas opposition has 151 MPs. In addition to that, three of them were not present. Hence it is easily proved some of ANC MPs clearly did not want Zuma in reign. It was already predicted that Zuma would have to face strong game this time.

"They [opposition parties] try and try, [but] they will never defeat the ANC," Zuma told supporters. "You will never touch the ANC, even if you don't like it, that's your choice... The ANC will never be defeated." Zuma told later.

Zuma took office in 2009. Since then he has been alleged with thousands of corruption charges. The nation is facing degraded economy, recession. Zuma may have survived the no-confidence motion but the anger of common people is hard to survive.