South Africa's Jacob Zuma resigns as president, rails against ANC party for ousting him [Photos]

South African president Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday as the ruling ANC party finally turned against him after nine years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity.

FP Staff February 15, 2018 15:04:59 IST
South African president Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday as the ruling ANC party finally turned against him after nine years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity. Reuters
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South African president Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday as the ruling ANC party finally turned against him after nine years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity. Reuters
Zuma railed against the African National Congress (ANC) for 'recalling' him from office and threatening to oust him via a parliament no-confidence vote due on Thursday. Reuters
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Zuma railed against the African National Congress (ANC) for 'recalling' him from office and threatening to oust him via a parliament no-confidence vote due on Thursday. Reuters
In a 30-minute national television address, Zuma said he had come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect. Reuters
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In a 30-minute national television address, Zuma said he had come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect. Reuters
Zuma has been in a power struggle with multi-millionaire former businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president who now becomes interim president. Reuters
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Zuma has been in a power struggle with multi-millionaire former businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president who now becomes interim president. Reuters
In an earlier TV interview, Zuma said he received very unfair treatment from the party he joined in 1959 and in which he had fought for decades against apartheid white-minority rule. Reuters
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In an earlier TV interview, Zuma said he received very unfair treatment from the party he joined in 1959 and in which he had fought for decades against apartheid white-minority rule. Reuters