President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, resigns

President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, resigns

- Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa, has resigned

- Jacob Zuma has been facing various corruption allegations

- His resignation follows a vote of no confidence struck against him

The embattled president of South Africa, Jacob Zumah, has finally resigned from office after heated pressure on him to vacate his position as president.

In a televised address to the rest of the country, Jacob Zuma stated in clear terms: "I resign as President of the Republic with immediate effect," he said. The televised address saw a calm and collected president express satisfaction over pressure mounted on him especially by some opposition forces over cases of corrupt and envy.

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"I've served the people of South Africa to the best of my ability. I am forever grateful that they trusted me with their highest office in the land, but when I accepted the deployment I understood and undertook to subject myself to the supreme law of the land, the Constitution," he said.

So far, millions of South Africans are gravely angry over the corruption and the Guptas’ alleged influence has been one of the main factors behind the ANC’s push to remove Mr Zuma and make way for Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president.

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