Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa

It brings an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.
It brings an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. Photo credit: Reuters

Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday (local time), heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Mr Zuma nonetheless said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him toward an early exit after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as party president in December.

Reuters