President Zuma faces another motion of no confidence

MARCH 17, 2015

After surviving a previous motion of no confidence that was brought by AgangSA, President Jacob Zuma will today face another one brought on by the Democratic Alliance (DA) – the showdown is set for Tuesday afternoon in the National Assembly.

AgangSA’s motion of no confidence earlier in March ended just minutes after the debate began when the party's Member of Parliament (MP) Andries Tlouamma withdrew it.

The DA says the poor state of the economy, persistent unemployment and corruption are some of the reasons for having no confidence in Zuma and his leadership.

The party claims that under Zuma’s presidency, independent institutions have been politicised and weakened and that South Africans basic rights are being trampled on while the politically-connected benefit.

Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) is set to mount a spirited defence of their party’s leader.

Since the ANC is the majority party, the motion is unlikely to succeed.