Zuma re­signs after ANC tell him to quit

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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

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