South Africa’s Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote

The South African parliament has narrowly voted to keep President Jacob Zuma in office in a secret no-confidence motion against the scandal-plagued leader.

Members of the 400-seat parliament voted, 198 to 177 with nine abstentions, on Tuesday against the proposal to remove the president.

The opposition needed at least 50 votes from the ruling African National Congress members to overthrow Zuma.


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