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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: The Citizen.]

President Jacob Zuma’s supporters in the ANC are reportedly on a witch-hunt for the ruling party’s MPs who supported Tuesday’s failed motion of no confidence in the president, with calls for the MPs to be fired from the organisation.

President of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) Kebby Maphatsoe – a close ally of Zuma – said he was shaken by the outcome of the vote after several ANC MPs refused to toe the party line, The Star reports.

A total of 384 MPs cast their secret ballots, with an unprecedented 177 voting in favour of motion, while 198 rejected it. There were nine abstentions.

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
5.1% y/y in September 2017 (CPI) & +4.2% y/y in August 2017 (PPI)
2.5% q/q for the 2nd quarter of 2017
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