President Jacob Zuma 48-Hours to Resign

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Zuma had been in power since 2009.

South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, has resigned from office with immediate effect.

Zuma made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday.

Zuma has been in power since 2009, but his administration has been riddled with many allegations of corruption.

 

 

 

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In 2016, South Africa’s highest court ruled that Zuma violated his oath of office when he used an estimated $15 million of government money to upgrade his private home. Zuma later repaid some of the funds, but, the BBC says, a court ruled that parliament failed to properly hold the president to account and must lay down guidelines for impeachment.

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