AS IT HAPPENED: Zuma hanging on to power by a thread - DA

2017-08-08 08:01

The motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma shows he is hanging onto power by a thread, says the DA.

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Hoping for a Zuma exit

The rand lost significantly against the dollar on Tuesday following the failed no confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma, trading at R13.39 immediately after the results announcement - from R13.11/$ earlier in the day.

08 Aug 20:48

A win for Zuma at the expense of the ANC?

President Jacob Zuma may have survived the motion of no confidence but the ANC may not survive in power with him at the helm, writes Ferial Haffajee.

08 Aug 20:29

Moody's set for rating review as Zuma escapes ousting

The no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma comes ahead of Friday’s credit rating review from Moody’s.

The ratings agency has flagged the weakening of South Africa's institutional framework; reduced growth prospects and the continued erosion of fiscal strength as the rationale for its downgrade in June, explained Tumisho Grater, economic strategist at Novare Actuaries and Consultants.

She said Friday’s rating review is expected to result in an unchanged foreign and local currency sovereign credit rating.

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It is starting to quiet down in Cape Town.

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08 Aug 19:54
Some praise for Malema and Maimane

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08 Aug 19:44

'Pasop', Malema tells Zuma after narrow escape

EFF leader Julius Malema has issued a warning to President Jacob Zuma after he narrowly escaped being ousted by MPs in Parliament.

"It was clear today that it is possible to remove Zuma".

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Zuma is now leading the crowd in song and dance.

08 Aug 19:27
Zuma thanks his supporters for keeping him in power.

08 Aug 19:26
 President Jacob Zuma has come out to speak to his supporters after he escaped another no confidence vote.

08 Aug 19:20

President Zuma is a cat with more than nine lives, writes Ferial Haffajee.

That President Jacob Zuma survived the motion of no confidence is not surprising. Zuma is South Africa's greatest survivor and he has done it again.

08 Aug 19:16

A vote for corruption

The vote to keep President Jacob Zuma in power was a vote for corruption, according to the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA).

OUTA said it is disappointed that MPs within the ANC "chose to put their party ahead of the nation".

08 Aug 19:10

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 19:09

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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Malema says next time "butternut will be gone". Urges crowd to get home safe, to protect the women regardless of party.

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Bathabile Dlamini addresses the ANC crowd. (Tina Hsu, News24)

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08 Aug 16:39

WATCH: Nationwide protests as MPs go to Parly for #ZumaVote

08 Aug 16:34

IN PICTURES: "The country is in crisis," say #NoConfidence marchers

Crowds in support of and against President Jacob Zuma gathered on the Grand Parade in the Cape Town city centre on Tuesday ahead of the vote of no confidence.

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"Zuma must fall" chants as the vote starts. (Margaux Solinas, News24)

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08 Aug 15:33

Zuma 'the tsotsi' must go - opposition parties unite over call

Speaker upon speaker addressed a massive crowd outside Parliament on Tuesday, saying President Jacob Zuma needed to step down or be forced out of his seat - this ahead of a vote of no confidence against him.

The Economic Freedom Fighters' Julius Malema chanted: "Down with Jacob Zuma down. Down with ANC down."

08 Aug 15:27
Loud cheers outside Parliament as Malema withdraws "Next time you must being a breathalyser" so he doesn't miss #NoConfidenceVote

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DA KZN members gathered in Durban North complain that Malema was not given enough time during #NoConfidenceVote against Zuma.

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