South African opposition seeking to dissolve parliament

‘South Africa’s main opposition party said Wednesday it will propose that parliament be dissolved and early elections be called after the country’s president survived the most serious attempt yet to unseat him. The Democratic Alliance statement came a day after President Jacob Zuma celebrated the failure of another no-confidence motion. It was the first such vote on Zuma to be held by secret ballot, and dozens of members of his ruling African National Congress party revolted and supported the motion. The party holds a majority of parliament’s 400 seats. “We believe the voters should now have the chance to express their opinion about the conduct of the ANC in defending Jacob Zuma,” Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said in a statement.’ Read more: South African opposition seeking to dissolve parliament
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