Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa President

What you need to know:

  • Zuma was elected president by parliament on May 6, 2009 after the party's victory at general elections.
  • Zuma sacked his finance minister and rival Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet purge on March 2017.

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, in power since 2009, resigned on Wednesday after being under pressure to quit before the official end of his term in mid-2019.


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