On the eighth day of the eighth month, the eighth motion of no confidence goes ahead in President Jacob Zuma’s eighth year as President of South Africa.
Total votes: 384 were cast. Yes: 177. No: 198. Abstain: 9. Motion defeated.
— King Mphomane (@Real_King_SA) August 8, 2017
— Keith Adam Mahommed (@Keith_AM) August 8, 2017
#ZumaVote so basically Zuma has people who don’t have confidence in him within the ANC 177-145=32.
32 ANC members voted against Zuma
— Tumi Tsapi® (@ItumelengTsapi) August 8, 2017
— BoBo (@Nthebe_Lebo) August 8, 2017
(ANA) – Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday invited senior African National Congress (ANC) MPs by name to defy their party and vote in favour of the opposition motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
(ANA)- 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.
“Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed” – Mao Tse-Tung #ZumaVote
— Method Nel (@TweetsByNelsonM) August 8, 2017
Lindiwe Zulu is busy shouting while Maimane speaks, she really loves Zuma #ZumaVote
— Ntobeko ° III©™ (@MweliNtobeko) August 8, 2017
Mmusi Maimane is the most annoying politician since the dawn of our “democracy”.#ZumaVote
— Paris Makaringe (@Paris_Makaringe) August 8, 2017
I enjoy listening to Mmusi Maimane’s Setswana parts of his speeches. Setswana is everything. #ZumaVote
— Karabo Mokgoko 🦄 (@Karabo_Mokgoko) August 8, 2017
#ZumaVote@ maimane is about to cry and the speech is mere fact very painful an touched too
— Siya (@Scyas) August 8, 2017
ANC Chief Whip confident the motion will fail.
Mmusi Maimane doing the most to make MPs fall asleep. #zumavote
— Xolisa Phillip (@PhillipXolisa) August 8, 2017
#ZumaVote whites in SA think they clever, they continue with divide n conquer n we always fall for the trap
— Mashosho (@akanigates) August 8, 2017
— Ziphozonke Makubalo (@Zipho_Moyiks) August 8, 2017
— Tshego Lepule (@tshegofatsang) August 8, 2017
Which SA problems exist now that didn’t exist before 2009?
I know you don’t know what you’re talking about so won’t expert an answer. https://t.co/MNCDNOOsKM
— Solitudinarian (@OdirileSms) August 8, 2017
“This is not about Zuma it’s about the ANC government. It’s about removing the ANC from power in an undemocratic way.”- Gwede Mantashe
— Onika ka Khumalo (@HazelbirdZinhle) August 8, 2017
— Erica Abrahams (@eri_abrahams) August 8, 2017
— Sthe (@StheshMl5) August 8, 2017
— Velma (@velmasamntha) August 8, 2017
Uuuuuu shame you deserve a hoooooray Maimane singing like he is in idolsextra.#ZumaVote
— Lucky Mafusi (@luckymafusi) August 8, 2017
— peter keetse (@ppkeetse92) August 7, 2017
(ANA) – Social media activists on Tuesday published cellphone numbers of members of Parliament, urging South Africans to call and persuade them to vote for the removal of President Jacob Zuma.
The phone numbers were listed alongside the full names of each and every MP, urging the public to ”dial an MP.”
Posted under the ‘CountryDuty’ hashtag, the account had the slogan ‘KeNakoSA’ with various messages that encouraged MPs to not ignore allegiance to the Constitution and to vote for a better future as a vote against Zuma would ”end state capture.
— Tshwarelo Leaka (@TshwareloX) August 8, 2017
#ZumaVote The amount of disappointment looming today will change the weather. I can’t look.
— MiOrigins (@Odz_MDH) August 8, 2017
#ZumaVote I am a 55 yo white male. nobody’s stealing MY future. How can you cheer him on like he is still fighting for YOU?
— Mike Said (@mike_said_what) August 8, 2017
— Samkele maseko (@samkelemaseko) August 8, 2017
South Africans, what we r witnessing is a coup. We are under siege. If President Jacob Zuma is voted out, we gonna be like Brazil #ZumaVote
— •••`Intellectual Lad (@Lad_Maezy) August 8, 2017
I agree Zuma is not the only prblm bt he is 1of the prblms, so LET HIM GO. Hope 1dy wil see the same hype against SA scew economy.
— Hanani Mkhumbuzi (@RockD5) August 8, 2017
Will we get the land back after the #ZumaVote?
— Sandile Williams (@williamssandile) August 8, 2017
This is the most selfish act in history. Why don’t we shut down the country for the poor; the destitute; against homophobia? #ZumaVote
— Zilokotho_Cream (@seedless_cream) August 8, 2017
A vote to keep Zuma is a vote for corruption and theft of our tax money!! #ZumaVote
— Queenbadegg (@QueenBadegg) August 8, 2017
— Ta Ntswembu (@thelifeofstanza) August 8, 2017
— Khaya Dlulane (@KhayaDlulane) August 8, 2017
…the next day they woke up to a press conference from the laughing president using his middle finger “to adjust his glasses” #zumavote
— CHIEF NASH (@NasheBK) August 8, 2017
— Bandile (@_bandile7) August 8, 2017
My only issue with the build up to #ZumaVote is the hypocrisy displayed by whites, as usual. Y’all think Zuma is our only problem, shame.
— Pieter Howes (@PieterHowes) August 8, 2017
Those who are planning to participate in marches are reminded to do so in a peaceful manner #PeacefulMarches
— South African Gov (@GovernmentZA) August 8, 2017
I pray that you guys in South Africa peacefully get what you want today. Good luck and God bless. O se boloke sechaba.🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦🇧🇼🇧🇼😘
— Tshwanelo Moeng (@TaxCollector79) August 8, 2017
(ANA) – Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday called on ruling party MPs to vote according to conscience and help to remove President Jacob Zuma from office in a vote of no confidence he called historic.
“Today is a historic day. South Africa faces a choice between corruption and a prosperous South Africa. As life is getting hard for our people, it is important that we put South Africans first,” Maimane said in a brief statement a few hours before the debate on the motion of no confidence.
“Today MPs get to exercise their vote by using a secret ballot. I want to urge all ANC MPs to vote with their conscience today.
“Let us put the people of South Africa first. Let us vote to remove Jacob Zuma so that we can start moving South Africa in the right direction.”
(ANA) – A group of African National Congress (ANC) supporters gathered at Grand Parade in Cape Town on Tuesday morning in a show of support for President Jacob Zuma who later in the day faces a vote on the motion of no confidence in Parliament.
The group of around 200 ANC supporters sang Struggle songs and chanted “Zuma must stay” as they prepared to make their way to Parliament.
A march by opposition parties and civil society was taking place on the other side of town and also making its way to Parliament amid a heavy police presence.
— F I F I🌹 (@rhandzu_bayana) August 8, 2017
The DA in Eldorado Park is really hopeful in a conspicuous way, they book a stadium and televise Parliament proceedings 4 nothing🤤#ZumaVote
— Themba Motaung (@DiligentThemba) August 8, 2017
#ZumaVote S/O to all those who believe ANC will vote against itself. Zuma will finish his term
— Sbusiso Hadebe (@Sbusiso28) August 8, 2017
I can already imagine Zuma’s laugh after the motion of confidence is over…hehehe #ZumaVote
— IG: Phiko_Makiwane (@PkayAkhi) August 8, 2017
Meanwhile, Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Ms Baleka Mbete has announced that voting on the motion of no confidence in the President would be by secret ballot, after Members of the NA have debated the motion. The sitting today, to consider the motion, starts at 14.00.
I am one of the People and I want Zuma to Stay. Your Definition of Democracy is Self-serving #zumavote
— Pixley Mahumapelo (@PMahumapelo) August 8, 2017
— Black Butterfly (@greateraspect) August 8, 2017
— Rrrrobin Adams (@RobinAdamsZA) August 8, 2017
— Iavan Pijoos (@iavanpijoos) August 8, 2017
Also; when will we stop doing this thing of voting presidents out ?? Did y’all not learn with pres Thabo Mbeki ? #ZumaVote
— Portia Moemedi (@pookiportia) August 8, 2017
— chronicle (@Chronicle_Digi) August 8, 2017