Political parties march for and against #NoConfidence – photos

Former President Zuma is now the leader of the MK party. Archive Photo by Mzi Velapi
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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

Opposition parties (mostly DA in this picture) marched to Parliament. Pic by Mandla Mnyakama


Opposition parties (mostly EFF in this picture) playing on the fact that SA has been downgraded to junk status because of corruption. Pic by Mandla Mnyakama


Cope members marching in town calling for President Zuma to go. Pic by Mzi Velapi


Opposition party leaders hold hands outside Parliament ahead of the no confidence vote. Pic by Mandla Mnyakama

ANC protest

ANC supporters wanting Zuma to stay. Pic by Mandla Mnyakama


ANC supporters outside Parliament. They believe that Zuma is attacked by white monopoly capital because he wants to implement radical economic transformation. Pic by Mzi Velapi
ANC supporters were confident that President Zuma was going to survive the motion of no confidence. Pic by Mzi Velapi


A banner goes up on stage moments after the voting results are announced. Pic by Mzi Velapi

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.

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