South Africa: President Jacob Zuma resigns

  • The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday after intense pressure from his party. In a televised address to the nation, he said he wanted to stay in the office for several more months and disagreed with his ANC party's decision. Zuma is in power since 2009 and has faced numerous allegations of corruption. The African National Congress welcomed the resignation and expressed gratitude for Zuma's “loyal service” for 10 years as President.