Zuma survives motion of no confidence


South African President and ruling party African National Congress President Jacob Zuma delivers a speech during an inter-faith prayer held to pray for him on May 14, 2017 in Durban, South Africa. Photo: RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma looks set to serve his full term despite growing unhappiness over his presidency .

On Sunday, Zuma has survived a debate on his fitness to hold office.

The motion was brought by senior ANC member Joel Netshitenzhe at this weekend's National Executive Committee meeting.

But it was defeated by Zuma loyalists.

READ: No Confidence motion in Zuma - Netshitenzhe leads the charge

It's now unlikely ANC MP's will vote against him in a motion of no confidence in Parliament.

It's the second time in six months that Zuma has survived an open revolt from within his organisation.

In November, a no confidence motion -- brought by axed Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom -- was defeated.

The ANC will brief the media on the outcomes of its NEC meeting at 2pm on Monday afternoon.