South Africa: Jubilant Zuma thanks supporters after surviving no-confidence vote

  • 09/08/2017


    A jubilant South African President Jacob Zuma has thanked supporters after surviving a no-confidence vote in parliament.

    Tuesday’s vote was the eighth time he survived attempts to remove him but this was the first by secret ballot.

    In a statement, Zuma attacked what he called "media propaganda” against the ruling ANC.

    In a secret ballot, a broad coalition of opposition parties and renegade MPs from the ANC were unable to muster the simple majority needed to remove the president.

    Adolphus Mawolo reports on how the vote unfolded.