Eight Opposition Parties Table No Confidence Motion In Zuma

Things are beginning to get really nasty for South Africa president Jacob Zuma after eight opposition tabled a vote of no confidence in him in the National Assembly.

With his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe no longer just stopping short of declaring his interest in the top job, this will come as a bit of a blow for the president.

The eight parties in question are African Christian Democratic Party, the Azanian People’s Organisation, the Congress of the People, the Democratic Alliance, the Freedom Front Plus, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the United Christian Democratic Party, and the United Democratic Movement.

The reason given is that ‘under his leadership the justice system has been politicised and weakened; corruption has spiraled out of control; unemployment continues to increase, the economy is weakening, and, the right of access to quality education has been violated’.

If it wasn’t already getting nasty in SA politics it is about to get even crazier especially just ahead of Mangaung just around corner. Such a move is daring and it is hard to see ANC members voting with the opposition parties. Out of pride, they probably want to remove or keep Zuma.

This is going to be very interesting.

With information from City Press