- Title: Protesters march against South Africa's Zuma amid no-confidence vote
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: DA SUPPORTERS CHANTING (Zulu): "Down Zuma, down!" PLACARDS WRITTEN (English): "FIRE ZUMA" (SOUNDBITE) (English) COUNSELLOR OF SOUTH AFRICA'S OPPOSITION ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS (EFF), DERICK HENDRICKSE, SAYING: "Well, I'm happy that the people has come out and exercised their democratic right to come and protest because that's what we fought for. Now the MPs (members of parliament) must do the right thing and vote with their conscience - put the country first, and vote out their president and elect somebody else for the next term, for the rest of term." DA SUPPORTERS MARCHING AND CARRYING PLACARDS VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS LOOKING ON AS PROTESTERS MARCHING (SOUNDBITE) (English / Zulu) CONGRESS OF PEOPLE (COPE) PARTY LEADER AND MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, MOSIUOA LEKOTA, SAYING: "We will vote, guided by what is good for you and for our country. We will vote to support this motion of no-confidence. Amandla! (meaning power in Zulu) Power to the people!" VARIOUS OF OPPOSITION PARTIES CHANTING (English): "VIVA!"
- Embargoed: 22nd August 2017 13:28
- Keywords: lawmakers of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma no-confidence motion in parliament accusations of corruption
- Location: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
- City: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
- Country: South Africa
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0046TAR5TZ
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- Story Text: In Cape Town, where South African parliament is located, thousands of opposition supporters held a rally on Tuesday (August 8) as a parliamentary debate on a motion of no-confidence in the scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma was underway.
Protesters were carrying posters saying "Fire Zuma" and a cartoon of Zuma in a dustbin.
The leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance urged South African lawmakers to oust President Jacob Zuma at the start of a parliamentary debate on Tuesday.
Zuma, who has held power since 2009, would have to relinquish office if he loses the vote expected once the debate ends, however lawmakers in South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) pledged to back President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence motion in parliament.
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