The manner in which members of Parliament voted on the motion of no confidence tabled against President Jacob Zuma says a lot more than I’ve seen reflected upon in the last few days.
It is clear that possibly more than thirty MPs from the ANC voted in support of the motion to get rid of Mr. Zuma – in defiance of the party’s position.
Because the motion was held in secret, it is difficult to know exactly who voted how. There are the usual suspects within the ANC who stated openly that they were going to vote against Zuma. The likes of Pravin Gordhan, Aaron Motsoaledi, Mondli Gungubele and Makhosi Khoza have openly committed to this position.