President Jacob Zuma Survives No-confidence Vote

South African President Jacob Zuma has survived yet another vote of no confidence in Parliament. The main opposition, the Democratic Alliance, tabled the motion in response to what it says is the president's reckless leadership. It follows the release of a report by the anti-corruption watchdog, calling for a judicial inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling in Zuma's government. As the ruling African National Congress controls more than two-thirds of the House, there was little chance the motion would be passed. This is at least the third time President Zuma has survived a motion of no confidence. However, there have been growing calls -- even from within the ANC -- for him to step down
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