>> Zuma! Zuma!>> Was it to come back or a last stand? South African President, Jacob Zuma, survived his ninth, no confidence vote earlier this week. But the vote exposed rifts within the ruling South African National Congress. Unhappy ANC lawmakers did vote against Zuma, even if not in large enough number to oust him.
And the effect could be seen when the ANC picks a new leader in December. Reuters Tanisha Heiburg in Johannesburg reports.>> In an unprecedented move, about 30 MPs voted with the opposition to oust Zuma in a secret ballot. It's not yet clear what impact this will have on Zuma and his ability to influence who the next leader will be of the ANC.
However, he has backed his ex-wife and former chairwoman of the African Unit, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The opposition has now brought forward a motion to dissolve parliament and to bring forward the general elections. This will help them to build motion toward the 2019 general elections.>> Allegations of corruption have beset Zuma throughout his presidency.
If he's chosen candidate succeeds him, he'll be hoping that allows him to complete his presidential term and avoid scrutiny over those charges. He denies any wrongdoing. Although tarnished, Zuma retains a man of the people appeal, especially with the ANC's youth and women's leagues. But opposition within the party, which has ruled since apartheid ended, has been growing.
December's leadership contest may decide the battle between Zuma and his opponents.