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>> Over 60 members of South Africa's ruling ANC have signaled they will support a no confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma in a vote to be held on August 8th. According to Julius Malema, the leader of the ultra left opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters.>> They've committed.
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>> I'm Ed Stoddard for Reuters news in Johannesburg, South Africa. And Zuma requires 50 of the 249 ANC MPs to support the no confidence motion, and a number have signaled that they would like to remove Zuma. The Constitutional Court has said that such a vote can be held in secret.
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>> Be conducted by secret ballot.>>
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>> And if it is held in secret, then analysts and the opposition believe that it will have a much better chance of succeeding.>> I'm not talking to opposition in peace, I am talking to ANC in peace. I have spoken to more than 60 of them, they have called me ten.
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If
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] right. They're not helping themself.>> Julius Malema is the leader of the Ultra Left Economic Freedom Fighters Party. It's an opposition party formed four years ago after Malema was expelled from the ANC. This will be the ninth vote of no confidence that will be taken against Zuma.
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This one differs in a number of crucial ways. In April, there were a series of nationwide marches across the country that brought tens of thousands of people out calling for him to step down over a string of missteps and scandals. And against the backdrop of an economy that is marred in recession with growing unemployment.
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>> But the real things that is eating our country, it's not been dealt with, which is corruption.>> Only time will tell if indeed August 8th will be D-day for Zuma as Julius Malema predicts.