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Zuma vote a psychological victory for opposition

11 August 2017, 12:38 | Myrtle Vega

SA President Zuma faces no confidence secret ballot

Zuma to face no-confidence vote, this time by secret ballot

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday survived a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly, but the result indicated that a significant number of African National Congress (ANC) MPs broke ranks to support the opposition motion. Allegations of corruption have troubled the Zuma government in recent years.

"This move by the DA exposes what the ANC has always stated, that the motion of no confidence in President Zuma is not about the president, but an attempt at regime change through parliament". But because five parliament seats are now vacant, the opposition wants the count to be based on 395 seats instead.

"If the National Assembly is dissolved in terms of section 50, or when its term expires, the President, by proclamation must call and set dates for an election, which must be held within 90 days of the date the Assembly was dissolved or its term expired".

The former liberation movement has led South Africa since the first all-race elections in 1994, but some parliament members warn that the ANC will lose support if Zuma is allowed to stay in office.

"Vote with your conscience and remove this corrupt and broken president from office", said Mmusi Maimane, who leads the opposition Democratic Alliance party, early in Tuesday's session.

The party said it will never surrender the country to Zuma's friends, the Gupta family.

The ruling ANC party has a large majority in the house, and would choose the incoming national leader.

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Malema, addressing parliament, said, "We are not here today to remove a democratically elected government of the ANC, which was voted for by our people in 2014".

He said the ANC continued to attract bigger numbers whether "white people" join opposition protests or not.

The motion of no confidence was defeated by 198 votes versus 177, according to Bloomberg figures.

"When one combines ongoing political risk, a technical recession and emerging concerns over potential political interference in the hallowed ground of monetary policy, it creates a picture that sellers will remain in control of the South African Rand", Ahmad added. Marches against Zuma and, by the ANC Cape Town region, for Zuma.

Some analysts saw the 75-year-old's survival of the no-confidence vote as a victory considering the outcome could have been much worse.

Demonstrations both for and against Zuma are planned in front of the parliament building before the much-anticipated vote.

"Mbete's decision was made knowing that Zuma will be secure", said Darias Jonker, of the New York-based Eurasia political analysis consultancy.

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