South African President Zuma Survives Impeachment Vote

April 5, 2016 6:11 PM

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South African President Zuma Survives Impeachment Vote

South African President Jacob Zuma survived an impeachment vote Tuesday, with about 60 percent of lawmakers voting to keep him in office. Opposition parties presented the impeachment motion after a court ruled Zuma had ignored an order to pay back state funds spent on his private home. Tempers ran hot as parliament members debated the motion Tuesday.

An hour into the parliamentary session, lawmakers were yet to discuss the motion to impeach Zuma.

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