Thursday 22 February 2018

No-confidence motion against South African president Jacob Zuma fails

President Jacob Zuma (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
President Jacob Zuma (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

A no-confidence motion against South African President Jacob Zuma has failed in parliament.

The vote was forced amid numerous allegations of corruption, but the result clears him to carry on in the role. If it had succeeded he would have had to resign immediately.

Widespread frustration over Mr Zuma has hurt the African National Congress, the former liberation movement that has led South Africa since the end of white minority rule and the first all-race elections in 1994.

African National Congress (ANC) protesters in support of President Jacob Zuma, watch on a large screen outside parliament in Cape Town South Africa, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017. South Africa's parliament prepared to vote Tuesday on a motion of no confidence in embattled South African President Jacob Zuma that could force him to resign after months of growing anger over alleged corruption. (AP Photo)
African National Congress (ANC) protesters in support of President Jacob Zuma, watch on a large screen outside parliament in Cape Town South Africa, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017. South Africa's parliament prepared to vote Tuesday on a motion of no confidence in embattled South African President Jacob Zuma that could force him to resign after months of growing anger over alleged corruption. (AP Photo)

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