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Zuma to face no-confidence vote next week

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>> Zuma must go,Zuma must go.>> That's the chant from protestors in Pretoria. Next week, South African MPs will decide if they agree. President Jacob Zuma to face a no confidence vote in Parliament as protests over alleged corruption mount. The report this week examining whether the Gupta family of tycoons was able to influence the appointment of ministers.
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It stopped short of saying crimes had been committed, but called for a full judicial inquiry. Reuters correspondent TJ Strydom says Zuma is in a tight spot.>> As we know, there's a lot of opposition against the President, that is mounting. Manic fears that he's not managing the country or the economy in the right way.
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So this would pile more pressure on him in that way and there's a ground swell. People in his own party and also most of the opposition parties have asked publicly for him to step down.>> Zuma's faced two confidence votes already this year.>> Now the question is whether lawmakers from the ruling ANC will break ranks and vote with the opposition.
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Many are in mutinous mood after the party suffered big losses in August's municipal elections. But history suggests the President could yet find an escape route.>> President Zuma has been able to weather many storms in his presidency. He's a scandal plagued President, and though this is the biggest scandal to date, almost every scandal he's had has been the biggest to date, and he's been able to work himself out of the corner.
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But there's definitely a ground swell of opposition against his presidency.>> But any reprieve is likely to be short lived. The looming judicial probe, certain to ask awkward questions of the ailing economy stoking anger over jobs and wages. These protests are unlikely to be the last.