President Jacob Zuma Resigns. The Former South African president called for a press conference in the morning which left most South Africans in confusion whether he will leave office or not.
This week, the ANC announced they have recalled him following which, the ANC caucus on Wednesday said it would vote him out in a vote of no confidence in Parliament on Thursday if he does not resign.
Jacob Zuma announced his resignation as the President of South Africa on national TV “I have come to the decision to resign with immediate effect.”
Zuma had been involved in a string of scandals during his time in office, including allegations of state capture, the so-called Spy Tapes saga and the Nkandla debacle.
Calls had been mounting from various quarters, including civil society, religious groups and opposition parties, for Zuma to go.
Zuma’s resignation comes after Cyril Ramaphosa won the ANC’s top leadership spot in December, beating Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
The president also faced increased pressure from within his own party, with calls for him to step down voluntarily instead of facing a parliamentary showdown.