AS IT HAPPENED: Zuma survives #NoConfidenceVote

2017-08-08 13:34

African National Congress MPs defeated the eighth motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma that was held through a secret ballot.

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08 Aug 19:04
Crowds have reacted with both elation and anger after President Jacab Zuma survived another no confidence vote.

08 Aug 18:59

Rand tanks as Zuma survives yet again

The rand weakened after President Jacob Zuma survived another motion of no confidence even after the vote was done through a secret ballot.

Altogether 177 MPs voted in favour of the motion with 198 against. There were nine abstentions of the total number of 384 votes cast.

The local unit immediately weakened to R13.39 to the US dollar from an intraday low of R13.11/$.


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What if?

Should President Jacob Zuma have failed to survive the vote of no confidence, the immediate short term reaction would have been one of excessive uncertainty, according to Terry Stratis, an economist and business consultant.

"Markets would have reacted very negatively until such time as there is a clear plan forward. Instituting a 'care taker' government, would have been highly dependent on the expediency and composition of such a government (again uncertainty would have prevailed here)," he said.


08 Aug 18:46

Following a two-hour debate and lengthy voting process, 198 MPs voted against the Democratic Alliance's bid to remove Zuma, while 177 voted for.

About 30 ANC MPs voted for Zuma to be removed.A simple majority of 201 votes was required to remove Zuma as president.


08 Aug 18:44
The house is now adjourned.

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08 Aug 18:43

Zuma survives #NoConfidenceVote

African National Congress MPs defeated the eighth motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma that was held through a secret ballot.


08 Aug 18:41
EFF MPs also now singing.

08 Aug 18:40
Bells are now ringing as MPs make their way into the National Assembly.

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The ANC is in a jovial mood.

08 Aug 18:35
We are expecting the results any moment now.

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Ballot boxes are being reopened.

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Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini briefly addressed ANC supporters outside Parliament

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08 Aug 17:59

News24 Politics Editor Mahlatse Gallens speaks to Melanie Verwoerd, former ANC MP and South African Ambassador to Ireland.

Verwoerd does not believe the vote will go in the favour of the opposition. Watch to find out why.


08 Aug 17:56
The secret votes in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is now being counted in the chambers with party representatives present.

08 Aug 17:51
Voting is now over.

08 Aug 17:51
Mbete says unless there is a tie, she as the chair of session, doesn't need to do a casting vote.

08 Aug 17:48
The rules are being read.

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08 Aug 17:37
EFF's Floyd Shivambu has also voted.

08 Aug 17:34
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has voted.

08 Aug 17:32

Time for the ANC to eat humble pie

The ANC is like an abusive lover - claiming to love us like no one else can, promising never to do it again, and making careless promises of expensive gifts, says Solly Moeng.


08 Aug 17:21
Julius Malema gets cheers from the EFF as he is called to collect his ballot paper.

08 Aug 17:19
Deputy Minister of Education Mduduzi Manana, who is implcated in a recent assault of a woman, is not in the National Assembly to cast his vote.

08 Aug 17:14
Mbete calls for order after mishap with cellphone. She says the "breach" will be taken up later.

08 Aug 17:11
There is an eerie silence from the ANC benches, observes News24's Matshidiso Madia.

08 Aug 17:06
Cheer from opposition benches as Dr Makhosi Khoza gets called to vote, reports News24's Jan Gerber.

08 Aug 17:05

08 Aug 17:03
WATCH: The #ZumaVote procedure explained

08 Aug 17:00
There are reports of photographers being refused to do their jobs.

08 Aug 16:58
Andrew Mlangeni, chairperson of the ANC's integrity committee, who condemned the party's leaders for not forcing Zuma to resign, has been spotted in the public gallery.

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Small groups of MPs are now being called up to cast their votes in secret.

08 Aug 16:46
Mbete calls to order members of the gallery.

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Mbete: Voting will take place in the voting booth, where no pictures will be allowed to be taken.

08 Aug 16:43
One ballot paper with an official mark will be issued to MPs, who will be called up in alphabetical order.

08 Aug 16:41
Mbete explains how the viting process will take place.

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