Zuma likely to survive motion of no-confidence

The ANC is expected to brief the media on the outcome of the extended three-day NEC meeting held in Irene in Pretoria over the past few days.

Sources within the NEC have indicated that President Jacob Zuma has survived, as the motion to remove him was rejected.

EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela says NEC members were given an opportunity to stand up and elaborate on why they wanted Jacob Zuma to step down. Those who were opposing the motion were also given a chance to defend him.

He says there was division in the NEC meeting based on Zuma’s future, with both his detractors and supporters pushing to win.

The issues of Nkandla, spy tapes and corruption charges were raised by the anti Zuma faction in an attempt to show why he is not fit for office.

They said all the issues that involved the President really dented the party's image and they linked these controversies to the electoral decline at this year's local government elections.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Zuma's supporters fought back saying you cannot link the two. there is no scientific evidence that can prove that indeed those controversies cost the ANC to lose those key metros.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, Policy and Political Analyst University of Pretoria says the events of this weekend have created a serious dent to Zuma's power.

He says this is a victory for Zuma's supporters and we might see a different Zuma coming out of this. Maluleke says Zuma could become more abrasive and people could be punished.

People have looked him in the eye and have spoken out. It is a different Zuma that proceeds from now and a different NEC.

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, Policy and Political Analyst University of Pretoria

Listen below to hear more on the ANC NEC meeting:

Read More
Prof Fikeni: NEC members turning against Zuma are strategically weakening him

Prof Fikeni: NEC members turning against Zuma are strategically weakening him

Factionalism and costly mistakes in good governance within the ANC threaten to weaken Zuma further.

'Jacob Zuma is prepared to fight; despite losing the moral and legal argument'

'Jacob Zuma is prepared to fight; despite losing the moral and legal argument'

As the ANC NEC debates Jacob Zuma’s fate; Bruce Whitfield interviews analysts Lumkile Mondi (Wits) and Somadoda Fikeni (Unisa).

ANC NEC members debate Zuma stepping down

ANC NEC members debate Zuma stepping down

About 80 members of the ANC NEC are locked in a meeting stating their case whether President Jacob Zuma should be recalled.

Zuma will have lost total control over Cabinet - political analyst

Zuma will have lost total control over Cabinet - political analyst

Analyst Prince Mashele says motion of no-confidence from ministers under Zuma will result in him being an even weaker President.

Here’s what may happen when Zuma goes (by political analyst Ralph Mathekga)

Here’s what may happen when Zuma goes (by political analyst Ralph Mathekga)

What impact will his departure have on South Africa and the ANC? Can we fix the damage — and how do we do that?

Popular articles
I paid for it, says Police Commissioner Phahlane. No you didn't, says Ipid

I paid for it, says Police Commissioner Phahlane. No you didn't, says Ipid

John Maytham interviews EWN’s Barry Bateman about the allegations against the Acting National Police Commissioner.

Orcas spotted in Langebaan Lagoon must've been hunting, says conservationist

Orcas spotted in Langebaan Lagoon must've been hunting, says conservationist

Capetonians are accustomed to seeing whales playing along the coast, but it is very rare to hear of orcas in the Langebaan Lagoon.

Photographer captures Cape's dwindling dam levels with a drone

Photographer captures Cape's dwindling dam levels with a drone

The latest figures show dam levels at 36.8%, which means they could run almost empty by the time 2017 the winter rains come.

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Chief Fire Officer at Overberg District Municipality says arson is a problem they are all too familiar with.

Find out what the city-approved borehole sign looks like

Find out what the city-approved borehole sign looks like

Cape Town residents are concerned that residents might be wasting water and lying about having boreholes by using fake signs.

Meet Chuma Somdaka, a homeless artist who blogs about art

Meet Chuma Somdaka, a homeless artist who blogs about art

Chuma spends her days making art and her nights on a bench in The Company's Garden in Cape Town where she displays her artwork.