Jacob Zuma has resigned as the President of South Africa. Zuma addressed members of the media at 10pm on 14 February. He affirmed his commitment to the processes of the ANC NEC and said that even though he did not agree with his party’s decision to recall him, he will step down as President of the Republic. Zuma was jovial as he entered the press room to deliver his address. He spoke about the difficulty of serving as the President, the challenges South Africa faces and his commitment to radical economic transformation.
Embattled South African president Jacob Zuma has resigned pic.twitter.com/e5hLP6nHjs
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 14, 2018
Plans were underway for the vote of no confidence tabled for Thursday, 15 February 2018 but members of parliament will now vote for a new candidate for presidency.
Here is how people have reacted to the news on social media:
Tomorrow should be declared a holiday!
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) February 14, 2018
— Sofzo the Trash (@ASofaya) February 14, 2018
— Gary Hartley (@GaryHartleySA) February 14, 2018
— Musanashe (@ndhlovuthuli) February 14, 2018
— Mlondi Mdluli (@mlondi_mdluli) February 14, 2018
He finally said it😦😦😦
— 🌻Thakane🌻 (@Blesset_Lisa) February 14, 2018
— MojaPere🍐 (@Tshidii_Mahoa) February 14, 2018
— Karabo Mokgoko 🦄🧁 (@Karabo_Mokgoko) February 14, 2018
— TLOTLO🚬 (@whoistlotlo) February 14, 2018