In an address to the nation late on Wednesday evening, President Jacob Zuma announced his resignation.

“I have … come to the decision to resign as the president of the Republic with immediate effect,” he said.

According to the Constitution, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa now acts as president until parliament convenes to elect a new president.

Zuma’s address comes after the the ANC moved to remove him from office by a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday should he did not accede to the party’s edict for him to resign by the end of the day. ….more

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