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Tuesday is D-day for Zuma. Parliament faces a showdown

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President Jacob Zuma.
President Jacob Zuma.

Tuesday is D-Day for President Jacob Zuma. By the end of the day he will know whether he has survived the umpteenth attempt to oust him or whether he has to vacate the Union Buildings and his Mahlamba Ndlopfu presidential residence.

As the build-up to the opposition-initiated vote of no confidence motion in the National Assembly reaches fever pitch, there is frantic lobbying from both sides of the divide to convince MPs to cast their votes a certain way.

Zuma’s supporters are telling citizens and each other that removing him is not in the country’s best interests, while his opponents inside and outside of the ANC are arguing that this is the best chance to defend the Constitution and halt state capture.

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