Entire South Africa is overwhelmed by the news that their President Jacob Zuma decision to resign. He has been South Africa’s leader since 2009, so of course, the news struck the country. Find out the details of how President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma resigns.
President Jacob Zuma resigns: how did it happen?
Only a few days after he challenged the orders from the African National Congress, Jacob Zuma astonished the entire country with the news about his resignation. He led the ANC to the election victory in 2009, and since then he has been ruling the country. He was re-elected ANC President in 2014 winning by landslide. At the 2014 presidential election in South Africa, voters still supported him, even though many people were already dissatisfied with his political decisions.
In December 2017, Jacob Zuma was replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC President. During the following months, ANC and the people kept putting pressure on him to resign as the President of South Africa. After a lot of consideration, the 4th President of South Africa announced the resignation on February 14th, 2018.
While originally Zuma rekindled a lot of hope in people of South Africa and made them believe that their lives will become better, soon they learned that their expectations were not met. Jacob Zuma was accused of various crimes and misconduct many times, and soon he became a symbol of corruption in the Republic of South Africa.
President Jacob Zuma latest news about the resignation
The former president addressed the public late on Wednesday, saying that he has always been a disciplined ANC member and has dedicated his life to the Congress. Interesting that only a few hours before the resignation, Zuma Jacob sounded offended and irritated during his interview with the SABC broadcaster. He strongly insisted that he is not going to resign, emphasizing that it is unfair on the party’s side to force him out of the office. He also said that he is a victim in this situation and denied his wrongdoings. According to Jacob Zuma, he is confident that he will not be impeached and is going to continue his service as a President of South Africa.
Later the same day, the ANC officials insisted that they will be voting for the opposition party in the parliament. In the afternoon, the President officially expressed the gratitude to African National Congress party and thanked them for the privileges of working with them for many years. These were his words before resignation.
Since President Jacob Zuma resigns, the presidential position was open for the possible candidates, but not for long. The President of South Africa is now Cyril Ramaphosa, who became a leader of ANC party after his election over Jacob Zuma in December. On February 15th, the day after the previous country leader left the office, he won the election because no other party except ANC nominated a candidate. He was elected by the National Assembly to become the 5th President of South Africa. After his election, he was immediately sworn-in by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Hopefully, the new President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the country to great development and remarkable achievements. He is already known to be a talented strategist and negotiator, which can be beneficial for South Africa and their relationships with other countries.