ICYMI: Zuma bows to pressure, hands in resignation

Embattled South African President, Jacob Zuma has finally bowed to pressure from his party to resign.
Zuma, who stepped down on Wednesday after his party, the ANC threatened to eject him from office via a parliamentary vote of no confidence, said "I have served the people of South Africa to the best of my ability. I am forever grateful that they trusted me with the highest office in the land."
In a national broadcast that lasted for 30 minutes, the President, who has had a scandalous reign noted that he had "come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect".
According to reports, Zuma has not been in league with his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, his expected successor and new head of the ANC.
Parliament could elect Ramaphosa as president as early as Thursday or Friday.


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