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South African President Zuma Resigns

Embattled South Africa President Jacob Zuma resigned “with immediate effect” late Wednesday.

Zuma, 75, was heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which was pressuring him to step down and bring an end to a nine-year rule plagued by scandals.

During a 30-minute address to the nation, Zuma said it was “unfair” the ANC had told him to resign.

Despite arguing the ANC was not following proper party procedures, Zuma said, “I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect. Even though I...

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Published By: Africa.,. - Wednesday, 14 February