14 Feb '18, 4pm

#UPDATE South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigns, forced out by own ANC party

#UPDATE South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigns, forced out by own ANC party

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday as the ruling ANC party finally turned against him after nine years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity. Zuma railed against the African National Congress (ANC) for "recalling" him from office and threatening to oust him via a parliament no-confidence vote due on Thursday. In a 30-minute national television address, Zuma said he had "come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect". Zuma has been in a power struggle with multi-millionaire former businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president who now becomes interim president. Ramaphosa, who won control of the ANC when he was elected as its head in December, is set to be voted in by lawmakers as South Africa's new president on Thursday or Friday. Zuma, whose reputation has been stained by years-long all...

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/south-africa-tenterhooks-zuma-r...

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