Zuma faces new no-con­fi­dence vote, calls to re­sign

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

BBC/ South Africa’s par­lia­ment is to de­bate a vote of no con­fi­dence in Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma amid grow­ing calls for him to re­sign.

An anti-cor­rup­tion probe last week raised al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct against Zuma. But the rul­ing African Na­tional Congress has said the mo­tion “has no chance of suc­ceed­ing”. This is the third time in less a year the pres­i­dent is fac­ing a no con­fi­dence vote.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the coun­try’s anti-cor­rup­tion watch­dog said a ju­di­cial in­quiry should be set up to fur­ther in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions of crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity in Zuma’s gov­ern­ment.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion found ev­i­dence that the Gup­tas, a busi­ness fam­ily with links to Zuma, may have wielded un­due po­lit­i­cal in­flu­ence over the ap­point­ment of min­is­ters.

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