The National Assembly voted on the motion of “No Confidence” and was able to hold a secret votes of it. That was making people unease, since it took a long while for the counting of the Members of Parliament (MPs). Even the Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete didn’t want to vote, unless there was a ties. That did not succeed, so here vote wasn’t needed.
This is the 8th Vote of No Confidence in the President. Who has enough scandals, enough of partnership with foreign investors, enough of misuse of office to be questioned by the Parliament. What was new was the secret ballot. This time the tally was 198 MPs voted against the Motion and 177 MPs vote for it. 16 MPs abstained from voting. Therefore, the Presidency prevails. But it is shattered.
The African National Congress (ANC) are also tearing apart, as there are renegades who voted against the President. It is about 30 MPs who voted “No Confidence” against President Jacob Zuma. Clearly, there are voices and belief internally that he isn’t the godfather and the principal Executive that South Africa should have. However, that minority within own ranks wasn’t big enough to toil the cronies and the loyalist to the Party Line.
The other was expected to vote against the President, if it was COPE, EFF and DA. They were all rallied up and making themselves ready for a fierce battle. The corruption, decadence of disdain against proper governance had to stop. Clearly, that was snuffed away like old tea. The whole ordeal was silenced and the President can bask in glory.
Still, the victory isn’t a real victory, as the ANC and the President are running on a empty tank. No trust, no faith and no policies to show for. The financial trust in the government is lacking, the shuffles of the cabinet and exchange of Finance Minister has downgraded the former booming economy. The secrecy and the agreements between one rich investor family, the Guptas and political family Zuma. Has also lost the trust in the state owned businesses. As they are used to enriches both families.
We can just wonder how long the South African Republic will accept being tarnished and disrespected by the President and his supreme clientele. Needs some Iron Fists and some shaking of the core of the ANC to understand. The arrogance of the ruling party, might be shattered, as the opposition parties was getting more power in the recent locals elections. The faith in ANC should be smoldering on the core, the drainage of cronyism and corruption, should eat the foundation and make the shaky foundation soon collapse. It is just about time at this point and when someone who can either in coalition or within own party blend the loss of faith and make the South Africans believe in “real change” and “true development”. That is what is needed.
The ANC won today, as they have done in recent “no confidence” in the National Assembly, but they also lost today, because they are now proof of their shaky foundation. The lackeys of Zuma can rejoice, but their fate is not sealed. That might be dwindling quicker then they understand. Peace.