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Zuma resigns as president of South Africa

The President of the African National Congress, Cyril Rampahosa, will take over

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Zuma resigns as president of South Africa

South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has given up on pressure and has officially announced that he has "made decision to resign with immediate effects." Zuma has addressed South Africans since presidency, in a long-awaited speech broadcast live on television, in which he said that, despite not agreeing with decision of his party — that Tuesday invited him to leave presidential chair — , has chosen to abide by orders. The President of African National Congress, Cyril Rampahosa, will take over as President of South Africa.

He said it's a "very unfair" request. It is qualification of South African President Jacob Zuma, who has broken this Wednesday his silence saying that "disagrees" with decision of his party, but finally has complied. President Zuma has amagado to opt for resistance and almost 24 hours after making public invitation to leave power of African National Congress — his own party — has appeared on Wednesday in an interview on South African public Television, SABC, showing himself defensively.

At first he pointed out that "he has done nothing wrong," that no one has given him reasons why he should leave and that he would only go "if Parliament demands it." "I don't understand," he assured.

The South African Parliament, located in Cape Town, was to launch this Thursday if Zuma did not resigned a motion of censure. The assault was not new to Zuma, who had already gone through eight motions in nine years he has been in presidency, but this time he had a good part of his comrades — that is what ANC members call each or — against him. "We shall proceed with motion of censure for President Jacob Zuma to be removed from his duties," party treasurer, Paul Mashatile, declared on Wednesday.

With a dye similar to that of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe's fall in 2017 — president against his own — although without military's participation in this case, South Africa observed last chapter of a transition to this Thursday Painful, which deeply wounds historic African National Congress that led Nelson Mandela, ANC that was forged as a liberation movement against racist aparid regime and took reins of power with massive support of citizens since, In 1994, institutional barriers of race broke down and democracy came to country.


Parallel to political saga, Jacob Zuma's close circle has received a police coup. The Hawks — South African Police elite unit — have held a raid on Wednesday in luxurious home of controversial and powerful Gupta family in North Johannesburg, arresting three people and confiscating documentation and material, according to The police confirmed that names of detainees had not been made public. A family lawyer pointed out on Wednesday that none of Gupta brors had been detained, according to Reuters reports.

The authorities carry out an investigation into a case of diversion of public money and of traffic of influences in which y would be allegedly involved both members of family of Gupta businessmen and South African president, who has come to add more than 800 Court cases throughout his career.


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