- Title: South Africa's Zuma survives no confidence vote in ANC - News24 website
- Date: 28th May 2017
- Summary: PRETORIA-IRENE, SOUTH AFRICA (MAY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) POLICE AND SECURITY GUARDING THE ENTRANCE TO THE VENUE HOSTING THE ANC MEETING PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA MOTORCADE ARRIVING AND DRIVING INTO THE VENUE METRO POLICE WAITING OUTSIDE THE VENUE DEPUTY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA MOTORCADE ARRIVING AND DRIVING INTO THE VENUE MORE ANC NEC MEMBERS ARRIVING AND DRIVING IN VARIOUS NEWSPAPER HEADLINES ON PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA EXIT PLAN JOURNALIST WAITING OUTSIDE THE MEETING VENUE JOURNALS ON MOBILE PRETORIA-IRENE, SOUTH AFRICA (MAY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE OF THE ANC NEC (AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MCOUNCIL) MEETING PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA AND THE TOP SIX PARTY OFFICIALS SEATED AT THE TABLE ANC PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA AND ANC TREASURER ZWELI MKHIZE SEATED AND TALKING TO EACH OTHER MORE OF ANC NEC MEMBERS SEATED DURING THE MEETING FORMER FINANCE MINISTER AND NEC MEMBER PRAVING GORDAN SEATED FORMER AFRICAN UNION CHAIRPERSON AND ANC NEC MEMBER NKOSAZANA ZUMA SEATED WITH OTHER NEC MEMBERS WIDE OF THE ANC NEC MEETING
- Embargoed: 11th June 2017 23:36
- Location: PRETORIA-IRENE, SOUTH AFRICA
- City: PRETORIA-IRENE, SOUTH AFRICA
- Country: South Africa
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IR5XL3
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- Story Text: South Africa President Jacob Zuma defeated a no-confidence motion against him at a meeting of top officials of the ruling African National Congress party on Sunday (May 28), News24 reported on its website.
Zuma is facing mounting pressure against him within the ANC, opposition parties and civil society has swelled since he axed respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan in March, triggering credit rating downgrades that have hit chances of a recovery in the struggling economy.
Citing two unnamed sources with direct knowledge of the meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC), News24 said Zuma had survived a heated NEC meeting that lasted late into the night.
News24 said a source who attended the meeting that started on Friday in the capital Pretoria reported that as many as 70 party officials took part in the debate for and against the motion, and that the president had the support of most speakers.
Local news service Eye Witness News (EWN) said on its Twitter feed that the president was "hard hitting" in his response, and told detractors that he knew that "they are used by foreign forces".
EWN said that of the 72 participants who spoke about motion, 18 spoke in support and 54 against.
Zuma is scheduled to step down from the ANC helm in December. His term as South African head of state runs until 2019.
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