April 5, 2017 / 3:43 PM / 4 months ago

South Africa's parliament to debate no-confidence motion against Zuma

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during the launch of a social housing project in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, April 1, 2017.Rogan Ward

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament will on April 18 debate a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma brought by the main opposition party after he dismissed the respected finance minister, the national assembly said on Wednesday.

Previous no-confidence motions against Zuma have failed as the ruling African National Congress party has a commanding majority. There has been a growing backlash against Zuma over his action to fire Pravin Gordhan from opposition parties and civil society.

Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia

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