No Confidence motion in Zuma - Netshitenzhe leads the charge

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visits a the family of the late freedom fighter Riot Mkhwanazi in Kwadlangezwa, South Africa, December 6, 2016.

IRENE - President Jacob Zuma and his supporters will fight for his political survival today.

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Zuma faces a second no-confidence motion by a member of the ANC National Executive Committee.

 

 

On Saturday, senior party official Joel Netshitenzhe tabled the motion at the NEC meeting in Irene.

It's said to have been backed by axed Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minsiter Aaron Motsoaledi and Deputy Health minister Joe Phaahla.

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Zuma survived a previous no-confidence motion, brought against him by Hanekom, last November.

Hanekom was among the ministers who were removed during a dramatic cabinet reshuffle in March.

The NEC also agreed that Brian Molefe's reinstatement at Eskom should be rescinded.