- Title: Protesters march against South Africa's Zuma amid no-confidence vote
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) DA SUPPORTER, DAUXLO (SURNAME UNKNOWN), SAYING: "Twenty years down the line, the same people that we thought they are the heroes. What is happening the country now - they are worse than the white men we were trying to remove, which means then, maybe the problem was not the white man. We really missed the problem and we are still having a challenge of really trying to find out what is the problem in South Africa."
- 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: LVA0026TAR5TZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- 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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