Zuma faces new no-confidence vote, calls to resign
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.