No suprise a motion NO confidence against South African president Jacob Zuma has failed. This was a 5th motion brought before parliament by opposition party the Democratic Alliance since 2010, this time following the release of a State of Capture Report by former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela
The ruling party, the ANC, used its majority in the house with 214 Members of Paliarment voting against and 126 voting for the motion after a roudy session chaired by the deputy speaker of the National Assembly Lechesa Tšenoli
DA leader Mmusi Maimane tried to get the MPs to think of South Africans first.
Defending President Zuma, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said the motion was NOT about President Zuma but about ultimate control of economic fortunes of SA, drawing reference to African revolutionary Muammar Gaddafi of Libya and oil riches who was killed by NATO in 2011 and the removal of Panama leader labelled dictator by the US in 1989 Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno
Will voters punish the ANC in 2019 elections?
Although there has been calls from all corners of society, ANC Stalwarts and most recently former ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga for President Zuma to resign, it doesnt look like he, the President ir the ANC will give in asyet