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Lindiwe Zulu: It’s unacceptable ANC MPs voted with opposition

The numbers suggest that around 30 ANC MPs rebelled against party instructions.

FILE: Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu at the ANC national policy conference at Nasrec on 2 July 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - As South Africa digests the results of the latest motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, African National Congress (ANC) heavyweight Lindiwe Zulu says it is unacceptable that some party members voted with the opposition.

The Democratic Alliance (DA's) motion failed on Tuesday, with just 21 votes separating the two sides.

177 members of Parliament voted in favour of the motion, while 198 voted against it and nine abstained.

The numbers suggest that around 30 ANC MPs rebelled against party instructions.

Zulu says this situation needs to be dealt with.

“While the Constitution says what it says, the bottom line is this: I am a member of the African National Congress and when collectively as the ANC we make a particular decision, we go according to that decision.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)