Those who were calling for his Jacob Zuma’s head to roll will have to wait a little longer as he has survived another vote of no confidence for the 8th time.
President Zuma is likely to see through his second term until the year 2019 after defeating the all the plans of the opposition parties who wanted him to be ousted for failing South Africans.
Opposition parties led by the Democratic party (DA) under Mmusi Maimane tried by all means to convince African National Congress members of parliament to join hands and vote against the incumbent president.
But the overwhelming majority of the ANC in parliament has decided that Zuma should continue ruling the country.
Against the motion – 198
Abstain – 9
In support of the motion – 177
The speaker of perliament, Baleka Mbete declared that, “The notion of no confidence in the President is accordingly negative”.
Speaker Baleka Mbete did not cast her vote as she was advised by lawyers that she would only cast her vote if their was a tie.
Addressing the audience outside the parliament, the South African President Jacob Zuma thanked all the ANC members of parliament for supporting him and defending the party.
“I thank all of you who have here since morning to support the party. I also thank those MPs who have defended their party during the vote casting. This shows that ANC is not for one person but for all of us. Let us keep on supporting this movement”, said Zuma.
Zuma said that the media has been promoting divisions in the ruling party and they will not be intimidated by them, they should write and document everything but they will not be shaken.
It is not well known what will happen to some of the ANC members of parliament who have voted against their organisation if they will be identified. The ANC has labelled those who have vited with the opposition as the back stabbers who are in the party to bring divisions and not untiy.
Alot of people had their hearts beating high as they thought this is end of Jacob Zuma as the president of Malawi after experiencing divisions amongst the party.