South Africa’s Zuma survives a no-confidence vote

Jacob Zuma survives
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma celebrating his victory by singing revolutionary songs

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in the parliament, Duma whose term is due to end in 2019 survived the no-confidence vote by 198 votes to 177

After the vote Jacob Zuma led his supporters in singing revolutionary songs at a rally to celebrate his victory.

The songs referred to South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela, who is revered by the entire nation.

The opposition pushed for a secret vote, which their wish was granted, they were confident that they would garner enough vote to oust the president.

The South Africa’s leader have now survived his eighth no-confidence vote. Detractors and even observers said that he is certainly on his ninth life.

However, judging by the number of governing ANC MPs who voted with the opposition, it seems like it’s going to be a short-lived celebration.

The ANC’s internal squabbles have reached the back benches of parliament, and are bound to worsen.

This means that it’s going to be a long road to the ANC elective conference in December, when the party will elect a new leader to replace the beleaguered Mr Zuma.

The question is whether he will survive the last two years as South Africa’s president.

Some say that he will not complete his second term. But we have written his political obituary before – only for the 75-year-old president to re-emerge like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

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