Grace Mugabe hands herself over to SAPS after assault allegations.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that Grace Mugabe has handed herself over to local police after she was accused of beating a Joburg model with an extension cord. The Zimbabwean ruling party has taken to twitter to provide an alternative version of the alleged assault. They say it was the model who assaulted Mugabe, […]
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What is the key to why Zuma prevails, it’s what happens within the ANC and not in Parliament.

What matters inside the African National Congress, the party that governs South Africa, is not necessarily what matters outside it. This obvious point is missed by much of the commentary on the latest unsuccessful motion of no confidence in Jacob Zuma – and in much discussion of South African politics. One result of ignoring this […]
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The opposition has found the ANC’s Achilles heel

Just when many thought that President Jacob Zuma’s fate was sealed, he emerged victorious against a motion of no confidence in him – for the eighth time. The fanfare associated with his expected loss was largely in sync with the increasing public discontent with his leadership. On the day of the no confidence vote political […]
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ANC Rebel Hunt in Parliament after secret ballot vote

The ANC is furious at the party’s members who voted in favor of Zuma’s removal during the secret ballot in the mistrust of the president that took place on Tuesday, August 8 2017. ANC members are on the warpath against the so-called rebels. Since the vote was secret, they could not pin-point and say with […]
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No confidence vote: A victory for Zuma, but a defeat for the ANC

Jacob Zuma is a natural born political survivor. Yesterday the president overcame an eighth no confidence vote, despite the mountain of evidence of corrupt conduct that has emerged in recent months. But it may prove to be a Pyrrhic victory – for him and most certainly for his party, the African National Congress (ANC). “Hollow” […]
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Zuma- What happens if the no confidence vote succeeds?

Members of Parliament will debate and vote on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma today. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete granted the opposition’s wish to vote by way of a secret ballot, a move which opposition parties believe increases the chance of the motion succeeding. Voting booths will be set up on […]
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ANC members who vote against Zuma will be swiftly dealt with, warns Khoza

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has warned that party members who vote against Number One will face severe consequences – but says it will be worth it. In a statement issued on Monday morning‚ Khoza said: “As a loyal ANC member‚ there is nothing simple about supporting tomorrow’s vote of no confidence. Retribution will be swift […]
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What does the motion of no confidence actually means for Baleka Mbete ??

Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete will soon reveal if MPs will vote by secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against President Zuma. With aspirations of being the next ANC president, and a party that demands loyalty, Mbete may have either an opportunity or be at a disadvantage. Over the weekend Mbete spoke about the […]
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Baleka Mbete speaks out on secret ballot for the first time: “damned if you do‚ damned if you don’t”

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete will decide today whether to allow a secret ballot in the vote on Tuesday’s much-anticipated motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma‚ the Sunday Times reported. Breaking her silence on the issue for the first time in weeks‚ Mbete told the Sunday Times yesterday that she was still agonising […]
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Zuma is still a problem, we will soon know if he is ‘in’ or he is ‘out’.

As Parliament prepares to debate a motion of no confidence against Jacob Zuma, opposition parties seem assured they will have the numbers to depose the beleaguered ANC leader. Should the vote succeed, both the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), along with some of the leading lights in the ANC, could see their […]
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