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    Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence motion in South Africa

    "SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence today, as members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) stuck by their leader despite divisions and fierce criticism of his rule.
    The no-confidence motion needed to secure 201 of the 400 votes in parliament to succeed, but fell short with 177 votes, national assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete announced this afternoon.
    Criticism of Zuma from within the ANC has grown amid multiple corruption scandals and mounting economic woes, with the celebrated party of Nelson Mandela declining sharply at the polls.
    ANC officials predicted that the president would survive the vote given the party’s large parliamentary majority.
    Today, the parliamentary party celebrated victory over what it described as an attempted “soft coup”."

    So even a secret ballot held in the National Parliament wasn't enough to dislodge him from power. Will Zuma turn out to be another President for Life? Will the ANC survive the era of Zuma?
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    After the freedom fighters and idealists have won the good fight, the corrupt carpet-baggers pile in. It's the same everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wascurito View Post
    After the freedom fighters and idealists have won the good fight, the corrupt carpet-baggers pile in. It's the same everywhere.
    True whenever the movement becomes the government - corruption is sure to rear it's ugly head.
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    South Africa is only going to continue to go further and further down the toilet with those loons in charge.
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    Zuma's huge complex in the background, local living conditions in the foreground.

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    The rand fell by 1% after the announcement of the vote outcome.

    South Africa, meanwhile, had its credit rating downgraded to junk by two of the top three credit rating agencies.

    Unemployment is at a 14-year high of 27.7% and the economy is back in recession.

    "Jacob Zuma has brought our nation to its knees. We call on all members of parliament to do the right thing and remove Jacob Zuma," the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party, which brought the motion to parliament, said in a statement.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0808/895867-zuma/
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    Depressing stuff. SA has been going backwards now for at least 15 years, and even under the protection of a secret ballot ANC MP's could not do the right thing. How naïve now those dreams of a progressive multi-racial regional leader seem - even Nigeria has arguably more potential to become a regional superpower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midlander12 View Post
    Depressing stuff. SA has been going backwards now for at least 15 years, and even under the protection of a secret ballot ANC MP's could not do the right thing. How naïve now those dreams of a progressive multi-racial regional leader seem - even Nigeria has arguably more potential to become a regional superpower.
    Yes another Zimbabwe in a once prosperous nation gone to pot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midlander12 View Post
    Depressing stuff. SA has been going backwards now for at least 15 years, and even under the protection of a secret ballot ANC MP's could not do the right thing. How naïve now those dreams of a progressive multi-racial regional leader seem - even Nigeria has arguably more potential to become a regional superpower.
    In fairness, the RSA is nowhere near as corrupt as Nigeria.

    But, the problem is that South Africa is heading in the wrong direction.

    Next expect Zuma's chums to hassle the Speaker in the Parlaiment.
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    Zuma losing popularity among city residents - poll | News24

    Zuma losing popularity among city residents - poll

    "in the latest poll by research company Kantar TNS, only 18% of South Africans living in metros feel that Zuma is doing a good job as president."
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