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

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