On Tuesday, 8 August opposition parties marched to Parliament calling on parliamentarians to vote Zuma out. In a day that was expected to be marred by violence because the City of Cape Town approved two protests that were for and against the same issue on the same day and both protests meant to go to Parliament. The opposition parties protest took place in the morning and the ANC march followed in the afternoon. Elitsha was there to document what was an historical day in post-1994 South Africa. The Speaker of the National Assembly had bided a Constitutional Court ruling allowing for a secret vote on the motion of no confidence in President Zuma that was brought by the Democratic Alliance.
Opposition parties march
President Zuma survived the motion of no confidence by 198 votes to 177 of those who said they have no confidence in his leadership. After the results were announced President Zuma addressed the ANC supporters and sang and danced. He even made a joke in the middle of a song asking a journalist to join in the singing.