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#JacobZuma: How a recall works


This is the procedure which will be followed

President Jacob Zuma will be recalled. Picture: African News Agency/ANA

A recall can be done through a motion of no confidence. In President Jacob Zuma’s case, If the ANC submit such a motion in Parliament, it only has to secure a 50 + 1 vote for such a motion to succeed. A simple majority vote. This would result in Zuma and his cabinet stepping down.
The Speaker of Parliament will hold the fort for 30 days when Parliament will be expected to elect a new president and deputy.
If they impeach Zuma, Parliament must secure two-thirds majority in the house for his removal. If he goes through impeachment, Zuma will lose all benefits including security and personal bodyguards.