South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns. The embattled South Africa predent Jacob Zuma has finally thrown in the towel after much pressure from his party, he has resigned as the President of South Africa. He has paved way for the ACN leader and deputy President of South Africa as possible replacement.

It is unusual for African president to resign but something led to something. The meet held by his party ANC’s National Executive Committee had announced its decision to recall Mr Zuma on Tuesday and gave him until the end of Wednesday to resign. ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu then announced a parliamentary motion of no-confidence for Thursday, with Mr Ramaphosa sworn in as president as soon as possible after that.

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

The 75-year-old has been facing calls to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s new leader.

Mr Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption.

Jacob Zuma resignation is trending and caption in major newspapers around the world. Let check what newspapers are saying about the resignation.

  1. BBC.com

BBC caption is very attractive, it reads South Africa’s Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party 

2. Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president by Aljazeera.com

3. Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s President, mired in corruption scandal by CNN.COM

4. Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president on eve of no-confidence vote by Guardian UK

The news is also make the major headlines in South Africa and Nigeria popular media.

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