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South Africa's ANC says its lawmakers to oppose no-confidence motion against Zuma
April 6, 2017 / 12:25 PM / in 8 months

South Africa's ANC says its lawmakers to oppose no-confidence motion against Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Members of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will oppose a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma in parliament set for April 18, the party said on Thursday.

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

“We will abide by the decision of the ANC National Working Committee as announced by ANC Secretary General comrade Gwede Mantashe that the ANC does not and will not support this motion,” said a statement from ANC’s parliamentary chief whip.

Reporting by TJ Strydom; Editing by James Macharia

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