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.
"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.