by: michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
He was adamant he’s done no wrong to be pushed away from power but now Jacob Zuma, has announced his resignation in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday in Pretoria.
South Africa’s troubled president told the nation, “I have to come to decision to resign with immediate effect.”
He added: “It is my party that placed me the representative of the people. It is my party that availed me. “Make no mistake, no leader should stay beyond the time the people they serve. No leader should seek an easy way out because they could face a life without the perks of political office.”
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) had formally asked Zuma to resign on Tuesday.
Zuma 75 joined the ANC in 1958 becoming president in 2009.
Mounting scandal and corruption allegations negated any good he had done ultimately leading to his exit.
Zuma’s exit paves the way for new ANC head; Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected party leader in December 2017 to become the new president.