Zuma survived a close parliamentary no-confidence vote that would have forced him from office, provoking passionate support and opposition across the country.
Zuma’s critics have been calling for a secret ballot in the hope it will embolden lawmakers from his African National Congress party to support his removal.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will face no-confidence vote on August 8, five days later than originally planned because of a scheduling clash.
The African National Congress’s Mantashe and other leaders have said that they will push for his removal after he steps down as party leader this year.
The latest graft accusations exposed splits in the ANC as factions battle for control ahead of a party conference in December where Zuma’s successor will be chosen.
Citing two unnamed sources, News24 said Zuma survived the heated National Executive Committee meeting which ran late into the night.
Analysts also dismissed the likelihood of Zuma being removed or stepping down before his term as the African National Congress head ends in December.
Opposition parties said the motion would be more likely to succeed if held by secret ballot, allowing for anonymous dissent.
Zuma’s authority has been steadily undermined as his administration has staggered through a series of blunders and scandals.
The legitimacy and credibility of those in power has been eroded by bad governance, patronage and the obsession to claim an exclusive agency representing the people.
A revolt within the African National Congress against President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
‘We have come here today recognising our great debt to the Cuban people. What other country has such a history of selfless behaviour as Cuba has shown for the people of Africa?’
It is important to remember that the early Gandhi had little contact with Africans and did not understand their sensitivities.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan is being investigated for using a surveillance unit set up when he was head of the tax service to spy on politicians.
Unemployment, economic stagnation and scandals around President Jacob Zuma led voters to punish the ANC, changing the outlook for national elections in 2019 and potentially emboldening Zuma’s rivals within the ANC to challenge him.
The ANC’s popularity in urban areas seems to be decreasing steadily, even as it remains popular in rural areas.
Zuma has faced mounting calls to quit from the opposition and even some of his own supporters after a series of scandals and court rulings against him.
Public protest and violence have become a means for local “leaders” to gain legitimacy and form informal structures of authority.
The main opposition party stepped up its criticism, saying the state prosecutor’s decision was an attempt to shield the president and buy him time before elections in August.
To have a cricket team whose demographic exactly matches that of the country might be seeking a false equivalence; it is a lopsided view of representation.
Jazz vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin is rarely mentioned in the pantheon of South African artists, despite a half-century in the music business, praise from none other than Duke Ellington and her deep involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle.
The fall-out from the crisis has engendered political uncertainty and weakened the rand.