South African parliament debates motion against president

April 5, 2016 3:11 PM

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday debated an opposition motion to remove President Jacob Zuma because the country’s top court ruled that he had violated the constitution in a spending scandal.

The debate was raucous at times but the motion was unlikely to pass because it requires a two-thirds majority for approval. The ruling African National Congress, which has supported Zuma despite signs of internal division, has a comfortable majority.

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