South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived an eighth vote of no confidence – despite the ballot being held in secret.
This news was greeted with cheers and singing by ANC MPs.
In order for the no-confidence motion to pass, at least 50 out of the ANC’s 249 MPs would have had to vote against the president.
Earlier, opposition MP Andries Tlouamma, deputy president of the Agang party, warned that if Mr Zuma survived then South Africa was “on a highway to hell”.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance’s Mmusi Maimane said: “Today our choice is between right and wrong; between good and evil.”