'No chance in hell' opposition will remove Zuma, Finance Minister says (Video)

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says South Africa continues to engage with business
South African opposition parties will fail in their campaign to remove Jacob Zuma as president and the government won’t be distracted by protests against his leadership, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said.

“The African National Congress holds 62 percent of the vote in the National Assembly, so there is no chance in hell that the motion of no confidence will succeed,” Gigaba told reporters earlier this month at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, on South Africa’s east coast.

The nation’s top court will hear opposition party arguments on May 15 to allow for a secret ballot in the planned no-confidence motion, Business Day reported. The groups hope an anonymous vote will encourage ANC lawmakers to support the motion.

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