BREAKING: Jacob Zuma: South Africa President Survives No-Confidence Vote
The president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has survived another vote of no confidence after a secret ballot.
Zuma, who has held power since 2009, has struggled to fend off opposition accusations of corruption and mismanaging the economy.
The 75-year-old has previously survived seven no-confidence votes during his eight years in power thanks to loyal members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), but these votes were not secret.
Opposition parties lobbied for months for an anonymous no-confidence vote to provide cover to disgruntled members of Zuma’s ANC.
The motion, which was introduced by the opposition Democratic Alliance, needed 201 out of 400 votes to succeed.
Zuma survived the vote by 198 to 177