South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence in parliament, while a court is hearing a case to reinstate 738 corruption charges against him.
Governing party MPs defeated the motion by a big margin, while Mr Zuma’s office said he would oppose the court case.
The opposition was behind both actions, accusing him of taking a bribe.
Mr Zuma has denied the allegation, linked to a multi-billion dollar arms deal negotiated over a decade ago.
He was first charged in 2005, and fired as deputy president by then-President Thabo Mbeki.
After much legal and political wrangling, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) dropped the case in April 2009, and Mr Zuma went on to become president a month later.
During a noisy parliamentary session, DA leader Mmusi Maimane described Mr Zuma as a sell-out whose main aim was self-enrichment.
South Africa was “spiralling downward, and doing so at an alarmingly fast rate” under his presidency, the party added in a statement.
The governing African National Congress (ANC) party said that despite the “frivolous antics” of the DA, its confidence in Mr Zuma remained unshaken.