Zuma survives latest no-confidence motion

August 09, 2017

South African President Jacob Zuma has survived another no-confidence motion, this time by 24 votes.

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence motion against him in parliament by garnering 198 votes to the opposition's 177 votes as African National Congress lawmakers rallied to his support.

There were nine abstentions in the secret ballot.

Zuma, 75, who has held power since 2009 but whose time in office has been dogged by allegations of corruption, has now survived nine no-confidence votes thanks to loyal voting by ANC lawmakers.

The rand fell by 1 per cent after the announcement of the vote outcome.

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