South African President, Zuma, Resigns (Breaking News)

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South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect, the BBC has reported.

The announcement was made in a televised address Zuma made to the nation on Wednesday evening.

Earlier, Zuma’s governing African National Congress (ANC) party told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament.

The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s new leader.

Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption.


  • Toby

    These black South Africans appear to have the white man’s brain, but black Nigerian presidents seem to have the brain of jackals and hyenas.

    Zuma resigns as president….Buhari dies a president….different strokes.

    • Lawrenece Ifo

      I think that we should just be charitable to acknowledge black South Africans and the way they can take stand.They demonstrated that they have a soul.
      In so doing,they have shown the black Africans,especially the zoo that junketing around the world and speaking beautiful prose and poetry is not what will define civility or humanity but by taking concerted decisions,devoid of primordial sentiment to protect whatever thing that pose as a threat to the underlying values of their new and cherished constitutional order.
      This is because their constitution which they are jealously, taking steps everyday to protect came about through their rational collective deliberation and not by personal whims of one man as it is obtained in the zoo.Who can proudly protect the thinking of Abdulsalami and his Vulcanised brother Yadudu?
      My thumb up goes more to the Judiciary and the agile black men and women from all shades of the society, who came out of their comfort zone to tell Zuma that the country does not belong to him.
      They did not wait for God and charlatans masquerading as men of God or quasi-intellectuals that seems to have developed a reversed mindset when it comes to using their intellect to support impunity and destruction of collective intrinsic worth of humanity as it is obtained in the zoo.

      What happened to Zuma just confirmed the indirectly assertion of IBB in his letter that South Africans are the real giant…they talk less and do more to elevate the collective psyche of the black race while the zoo is regarded as the dregs of the universe that attracts ridicule and mockery to the black race.