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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

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Parliament may give the president the boot, but he may cook up an excuse to involve the security forces in his desperation.President Jacob Zuma has begun to panic as chances of him losing power on August 8 following the motion of no confidence are higher now than ever, a political analyst has said.

Professor André Duvenhage, from North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus, said the country must prepare for a situation where Zuma may be removed by his fellow ANC members in parliament. He said that to counter the situation, the president may go the “Praetorian scenario” and use security forces to help him to remain in power.

The analyst said that with more senior ANC members coming out openly against Zuma, the chances of him being ousted were higher now than ever before. Zuma had survived seven votes of no confidence previously because all ANC MPs voted as they were expected to, but that was not the case any more.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in September 2018 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in September 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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