President Jacob Zuma isn't out of the woods just yet after Tuesday's failed motion of no confidence in Parliament, political analyst Karima Brown says.
A total of 177 Members of Parliament (MPs) voted in favour of the motion, while 198 voted against it and nine abstained.
Zuma delivered his keynote address at government's official Women's Day event in Kimberley in the Northern Cape on Wednesday.
While speakers used the event as an opportunity to praise and defend the president, Zuma refrained from making comments on the latest attempt to topple him.
He obviously used it to focus on getting Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's candidacy up and ready.— Karima Brown, political analyst
I think it interesting that a government event effectively turned into an ANC campaign event... I think that is what he now needs to concentrate on, a lot of his backers want him to clamp down and punish those who voted against him.— Karima Brown, political analyst
She says there is a lot going on behind the scenes to determine the way forward for the ANC.
Everybody is sort of drawing their guns at the moment. They are trying to make calculations about what is going to be more costly for the ANC, in the long-run.— Karima Brown, political analyst
He [Zuma] has a few months to put everything behind Dlamini-Zuma's campaign because if she doesn't come out in December, the prospects for how he exists the ANC and the state becomes very dim for him.— Karima Brown, political analyst
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