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Mthethwa: No confidence motion based on fake news

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Cape Town – Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday slammed opposition parties' “economic motivations” for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma as disingenuous.

During a debate preceding the actual voting on the no confidence motion, Mthethwa - who had the last word on behalf of the ruling party - said the economy had been in the doldrums before President Jacob Zuma’s midnight Cabinet reshuffle, and the move neither caused the credit ratings downgrade nor led to a recession.

The motion of no confidence put forward by Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimaine stated that Zuma’s continued irrational behaviour, especially around the finance ministry, plunged South Africa into an economic crisis.

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