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Get the latest details as Members of Parliament debate a motion to remove President Jacob Zuma after last week's Constitutional Court ruling.
IN SUMMARY: - A motion brought by the DA to to remove President Jacob Zuma from office failed, with 233 MPs voting against it and 143 voting in favour.The vote came after hours of debate and speeches such as that of DA leader Mmusi Maimane who said corruption had infected the ANC "like a cancer".
- Opposition MPs and leaders then addressing the media outside the House said they will write to the speaker that there must be disciplinary process against Zuma. He says they will working together.
- Meanwhile, it also emerged that former finance minister Trevor Manuel, one of the ANC's top members, also wants Zuma to resign.
- Just as proceedings began, opposition MPs demanded that National Speaker Baleka Mbete not chair the session. The House broke while party chief whips discussed the matter and it was decided to allow Mbete to continue in the seat.
Yes votes - 143; No votes - 233
The motion to impeach Zuma fails
Ndlozi: Is that the best sweep the ANC could do on a motion? Is that the best? That’s terrible man! It’s poor.
While #ImpeachZuma sitting wages on @ParliamentofRSA news via @AJENews that Iceland's Prime Minister has resigned following public outcry— Erin Bates (@ermbates) April 5, 2016
While #ImpeachZuma sitting wages on @ParliamentofRSA news via @AJENews that Iceland's Prime Minister has resigned following public outcry
Gosh Mma Kubayi, I would respectfully suggest there is a difference between telling a journalist to eff off and building a R250 mill home— Rebecca Davis (@becsplanb) April 5, 2016
Gosh Mma Kubayi, I would respectfully suggest there is a difference between telling a journalist to eff off and building a R250 mill home
?? https://t.co/K3xRO0cvg0— Zalene Merrington (@ZaleneM) April 5, 2016
three speakers left in this debate. APC, ANC and DA— Thulani Gqirana (@ThulaniGqirana) April 5, 2016
three speakers left in this debate. APC, ANC and DA
He asks ANC MPs: Are you telling SA you will vote against the ConCourt's judgment?
One MP is heard yelling "YES!"
Tsenoli orders Tlouamma is unparliamentary for calling Zuma a "traitor". He withdraws.
Steenhuisen wants clarity. Members have been called traitors on many occasions. Is it now unparliamentary, Steenhuisen asks. Absolutely, says Tsenoli.
Galo, from the AIC, thanks ConCourt on behalf of people of SA, and thanking Mogoeng for protecting democracy.
He calls for fresh elections. And that's him done.
Maybe a bit less praying and a bit more studying of the Constitution is required. #ImpeachZuma— Pierre de Vos (@pierredevos) April 5, 2016
Maybe a bit less praying and a bit more studying of the Constitution is required. #ImpeachZuma
Mabe: We must all be faithful to the Constitution and not just sections of it. There's no basis for this desperate motion.
He's repeatedly called the DA the 'Desperate Alliance'.
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