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Jacob Zuma Survives No-Confidence Vote To Remove Him in South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma was able to make it through a no-confidence vote against him in parliament on Tuesday with 198 votes to the opposition’s 177 votes as African National Congress lawmakers came to support him, according to The Telegraph. There were only nine abstentions in the secret ballot for Zuma, 75, who has been in power since 2009, but whose time in office has been marred by allegations of corruption. ANC lawmakers remained loyal to Zuma on Tuesday with the rand falling by 1 percent after the announcement of the voting results. “The choice that is before us …read more

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