by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/08/17, 01:13 pm
South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday voted by secret ballot against a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. This is the eighth time Zuma has survived an attempt to unseat him. Forty-six percent of lawmakers voted in favor of the no-confidence motion with 177 votes, while 51 percent voted against the motion—a vote of 177-198, with nine abstentions. The motion needed at least 201 votes to succeed. Zuma’s ruling African National Congress party currently holds a majority in parliament, with 249 seats.