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South Africa's indestructible president survives a bid to oust him. Again

South Africa's indestructible president survives a bid to oust him. Again

Jacob Zuma has survived a bid to topple him as South African president, the governing African National Congress party announced Tuesday.

ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said the party’s national executive committee held a no-holds-barred debate on calls for Zuma to stand down. But in a combative three-day meeting, the party leadership did not support the move.

The no-confidence debate did not go to a vote, Mantashe said, with members of the committee instead relying on consensus and persuasion, eventually agreeing to work for the unity of the party.

The meeting of the executive committee, which has the power to remove the president, has exposed deep...

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