Ahead of an anticipated motion of no confidence against embattled South African President Jacob Zuma, dozens of supporters have gathered outside the parliament to show their support for the president.
However, Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli ruled against EFF and UDM appeals for MPs to be allowed to vote by secret ballot on the motion.
The main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) pushed the motion, its third attempt at unseating Zuma through a motion in the legislature.
Lawmakers traded insults in a rowdy session, before 214 voted in favor of keeping Mr. Zuma in office, with 126 voting against.
The no-confidence vote was the third in under a year, with the first two also defeated by wide margins.
The vote comes after the public protector, a constitutionally-mandated office, called for a judicial inquiry into allegations of corruption in Mr Zuma's government in a report entitled State of Capture released last week.
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Earlier in the day, Zuma met with the ANC caucus in parliament to ensure that he could rely on their full support in the vote.
"President Zuma's brand of corruption, economic mismanagement and lies can no longer continue to exist alongside the project of building a better South Africa for all", DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, said in a statement.
President Zuma has been battling corruption allegations and recently the country's anti-corruption watchdog said the president had explanations to make over his inappropriate relationship with the Guptas. He was found guilty by South Africa's highest court in March, after he refused to repay taxpayers' money used to refurbish his private rural house.
"If we pull in different directions as the alliance partners, we are weaker and that's why Cosatu would want to contribute towards unity of the ANC in a positive way", he said.
The ruling African National Congress party, which has a majority in the parliament, said it will not support the opposition motion against Mr Zuma.