Yet another decisive victory for the democratic principles of ANC and the president Jacob Zuma. A serious attempt to unseat Zuma in no-confidence motion has been successfully defeated by the integrity of ANC; thanks to the 198 ANC MPs who have voted against this motion and registered their staunch support to the pro-black nationalistic policies of the president. Apart from fighting the opposition, this time ANC had to go a step ahead in fighting against an internal war within the party itself where a separate faction within it led by Cyril Ramaphosa and Pravin Gordhan had voted against the mandate of ANC.
Martin Luther King Jr once said; “You will long forget the words of your enemies, but you will always remember the silence of your friends” is simply describing this situation, as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been maintaining a conspicuous silence over his stand on the no-confidence motion from the past few days. But his efforts have spoken on the behalf of his silence, as only his negative influence which has compelled 25 of the ANC members (including himself) voting against his own party along with another 151 opposition MPs, but all efforts have gone in vain, as the mandate of the public has turned against his faction.
Here are the list of 25 ANC MPs who have voted against Zuma:
This backstabbing behavior of Cyril Ramaphosa is clearly indicating his desperation for power through any unethical means. But a man of his words, self-proclaimed though, rather than coming out in the open in opposition to his own party, he could have waited for the 2017 ANC internal elections to prove his caliber.
The defeat of this mischievous motion of no-confidence will end the dreams of the likes of Cyril Ramaphosa and Pravin Gordhan to run for the presidency and their ambition to establish the regime against the will of their own people.