The vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma would not bring immediate solutions to SA’s economic strife and corruption, former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas warned at a march in the parliamentary precinct on Monday. He also said the ANC’s December elective conference — whose proceedings are expected to either seal the party’s fate or set it on a course of renewal — would not resolve the problems besetting the country. Jonas spoke at the march organised under the banner of the United Behind coalition, a nonpartisan grouping that wants MPs to account to the public. The demonstrators are in support of the motion and want Zuma to step down. Jonas warned the crowd, however, against expecting Tuesday’s vote of no confidence, or even the potential ousting of Zuma, to solve SA’s myriad social ills, underscored by a struggling economy and an erosion in governance. The government needed to be re-engineered to mitigate the rampant abuse of power being experienced now, said Jonas....

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