Zuma resigns after ANC tell him to quit
SOUTH African president Jacob Zuma resigned last night – making the announcement in a televised address to the nation.
He had been told by his party, the African National Congress, to leave office immediately.
The ANC had been set to pursue a vote of no confidence in parliament today.
In a 30-minute farewell address, Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had pushed him towards an early exit after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as party president in December but would accept their orders.
The 75-year-old, a former anti-apartheid resistance fighter, added: “I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect.
“I have always been a disciplined member of the ANC.”
ADDRESS Jacob Zuma