PARLIAMENT, August 8 – There was a jubilant atmosphere in the National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday as both sides of the political divide tried to out-dance and sing each other ahead of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
African National Congress (ANC) MPs, dressed in their green, black and gold, sang and danced outside Parliament before making their way into the NA.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), dressed in their signature red overalls, hard hats and aprons, also made for a colourful spectacle.
Speaking to the African News Agency (ANA) before the vote, ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said the motion would be defeated. During an ANC caucus meeting on Tuesday morning, Mthemu and many indicated they would vote in accordance with the wishes of the party.