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South African President Jacob Zuma has survived numerous scandals, but he’s losing the support of a growing number of ANC members

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CLEAR AIM: A protester seeks cover after police open up a water cannon during a march in Pretoria on November 2. Demonstrators called for the removal from office of President Zuma.
SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS

IT WAS A familiar scene. On November 10, South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane stood before a rowdy Parliament in Cape Town and argued that President Jacob Zuma should leave office. For the third time this year, Maimane appealed to members of the African National Congress, the ruling party, to support a vote against their leader. “I know that there are men and women in the ANC benches who want to do the right thing today,” Maimane, head of the Democratic Alliance (DA), said over shouts from the chamber. “Will your conscience allow you to inflict another three years of Mr. Zuma on our country?”

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