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South Africa's Zuma survives no-confidence vote: Speaker

Ruling ANC party lawmakers stuck by Jacob Zuma despite growing divisions and fierce criticism of his rule. Photograph: (AFP)

AFP Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Aug 08, 2017, 05.04 PM (IST)

South Africa President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence, as ruling ANC party lawmakers stuck by their leader despite growing divisions and fierce criticism of his rule.

Baleka Mbete, the Speaker of parliament, announced that the motion had been defeated, with 177 votes supporting and 198 votes against it.

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