South Africa's ANC says will defeat Zuma no-confidence motion in parliament

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Posted: Jun 22, 2017 6:08 AM

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress rallied behind embattled president Jacob Zuma on Thursday after the highest court in the country ruled a secret no-confidence ballot could be called by the speaker of parliament against the president.

"We have unqualified and unequivocal confidence in the ANC caucus not to vote in support of a motion to remove the President," the ANC's parliamentary office said in a statement.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by James Macharia)