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South Africa: Jacob Zuma Survives Impeachment Vote

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma at the opening of parliament.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (R), pictured at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town, February 11, has survived an impeachment vote in parliament. Mike Hutchings/Files/Reuters

South African President Jacob Zuma survived an impeachment vote in parliament on Tuesday that was launched after the constitutional court ruled that he ignored an order to repay state funds spent on his private home.

Zuma had the support of the African National Congress (ANC), which controls almost two-thirds of the assembly.

The president won with 233 lawmakers voting against the impeachment motion, while 143 voted in favor.

Zuma did not attend the proceedings.