Jacob Zuma the South African president has finally resigned as the country’s president after threats from his own party ANC.
Zuma was threatened by his own party members that if he had not resigned, he would have faced a vote of no confidence in parliament. This soared high pressure on the 75-year-old thus his resignation.
Who Is Jacob Zuma?
Jacob zuma is a South African politician born in 1942. He has been serving as the fourth president of south Africa from 2009 general election.
According to Wikipedia Jacob Zuma was South African vice president from 1999 to 2005 but was dismissed by then the south african President Thabo mbeki in 2005.
Even though Jacob resigned, he still insisted that he strongly opposed with his party’s decision.
Zuma announced his resignation on a national television and said he was leaving the presidential role with immediate effect. Jacob’s resignation is paving a path for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who’s ANC’s fresh leader.
How Zuma Resigned
Jacob began his speech by laughing and joking with media around, asking them why they looked so serious.
He thereafter paid respects to those whom he has been working with over the years; Mr Zuma said that violence and segregation within the ANC had influenced his decision to step down.
Jacob said: “No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my name. I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect.”
“Even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my organisation, I have always been a disciplined member of the ANC.
“As I leave I will continue to serve the people of South Africa as well as the ANC, the organisation I have served… all of my life.”
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