- Title: Triumphant Zuma says ANC party united against opposition bid for power
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (AUGUST 8, 2017) (REUTERS) AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS SUPPORTERS SINGING AHEAD OF PRESIDENT ZUMA'S SPEECH SUPPORTERS HOLDING A BANNER WRITTEN (English): "HANDS OFF OUR PRESIDENT" ANC SUPPORTERS CHANTING (English): "ZUMA!" ZUMA WAVING AT HIS SUPPORTERS ZUMA GREETING HIS SUPPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT, JACOB ZUMA SAYING: "I've just come to say thank you to all of you. Those comrades, those comrades who were in parliament needed the support from the membership and supporters." ANC FLAG FLYING (SOUNDBITE) (English and Zulu) SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT, JACOB ZUMA SAYING: "It's difficult to defeat the ANC. You can try, I'm sure you'll remember that today the vote of no-confidence was number eight. Always, they try, they don't learn, that you can never touch the ANC."
- Embargoed: 22nd August 2017 20:46
- Keywords: no-confidence vote parliament Zuma protests opposition parties reactions
- Location: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
- City: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
- Country: South Africa
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TASBPJ
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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, exultant after defeating a no-confidence motion in the national assembly, said on Tuesday (August 8) that his African National Congress (ANC) party was united and the opposition could not take power through parliament.
The scandal-plagued president told a cheering crowd that the opposition pumps propaganda through media saying the ANC is no longer supported by the people. He also added that the ANC remains untouchable.
Firebrand politician, Julius Malema, however told the crowds gathered outside parliament that it is the first time in history the ANC supported opposition parties in a motion against Zuma.
Had Zuma lost, he and his entire cabinet would have had to step down.
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