I have a sense that Zuma said 'bring it on' - analyst

Members of Parliament on Tuesday voted in the motion of no confidence tabled against President Jacob Zuma.

Melanie Verwoerd, political analyst says it has been a rather dramatic day. Verwoerd adds that there is very little chance of the motion passing on Tuesday.

The numbers just don't stack up says Verwoerd.

Also read: Zuma's fate poses difficult scenarios for ANC - Ralph Mathekga

If this motion does not pass, he will emerge stronger than ever before.

Melanie Verwoerd, Political Analyst

I have a sense that Zuma is behind the vote of no confidence, he was definitely consulted by Baleka.

Melanie Verwoerd, Political Analyst

I have a sense that he said 'bring it on'. He took a calculated risk here.

Melanie Verwoerd, Political Analyst

Verwoerd explains that Zuma will silence the voices against him if he survives the motion of no confidence.

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