Zuma Survives a “No Confidence” Motion

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South African president Jacob Zuma waves during recent ANC meeting

South African president Jacob Zuma reportedly defeated a no confidence motion among the top officials in the ruling African National Congress Political Party on Sunday

According to reports from trusted sources Zuma had survived in a National Executive Committee meeting that occurred late in the night, the ANC had communicated earlier to publish the results of the National Executive Meeting on Monday.

South Africa President Zuma (C) dances with a group during his 75th birthday celebrations held by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 April 2017.

In a meeting of 72 participants 54 members were against the “No Confidence” motion and only 18 supported it during the debate that started on Friday in Pretoria.

Zuma is expected to stand down as ANC leader in December but his term as South African president continues until 2019.

The tension for a “no confidence”  against Zuma rose immediately after  axing Mr. Pravin Gordhan the former Finance Minister in March this year.

Some of the African National Congress Party Executive members had entrusted the president in the way he conducts his leadership, thus forcing a “no confident” motion against him.