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South Africa's parliament to debate no-confidence motion against Zuma
April 5, 2017 / 3:43 PM / 8 months ago

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

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.

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

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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