Opposition hurls insults at Zuma during no confidence debate

The debate of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma turned into yet another chaotic scene as members of parliament almost came to blows.

Opposition parties brought yet another no confidence vote against Zuma, the latest debate after Public Protector's State of Capture Report findings that confirmed the Gupta's political influence within the the governing party's high ranks.

Ministers Nomvula Mokonyane and Malusi Gigaba defended Zuma strongly, accusing opposition parties of attempting to effect "regime change through means other than the ballot box".

Malusi Gigaba referred to global empires and their interests in subverting the democratic will of the people here.

Gaye Davis, EWN correspondent

IFP (Inkatha Freedom Party) leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, then stood up and said that the matter was about "the cries echoing from every corner of the country."

UDM (United Democratic Front) leader, Bantu Holimsa, labelled Zuma as "irreparably flawed and irreparably damaged leadership."

EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) leader, Floyd Shivambu, was asked to withdraw his comment, but refused.

Shivambu likened Zuma to a long list of brutal African dictators... warning ANC MPs would be locked up and killed [by Zuma].

Gaye Davis, EWN correspondent

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