President of South Africa Jacob Zuma retires.

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The South Africa President, Jacob Zuma retired from his post on Wednesday. He was ordered by the ruling party African National Congress(ANC) to step down. The resignation brought an end to almost a decade years that was plagued with a lot of scandals.Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the President back in December is expected to replace him.
Earlier, the ruling party said that he will vote against him. Zuma was instructed to step down on Tuesday. After Zuma was hit by political turbulence, the local currency Rand gained ground against the dollar. It forced Jacob Zuma to resign.
The 75-year-old veteran addressed the media for 30 minutes. In his farewell address, he disagreed with the fact that the ANC party shoved him. However, he said that he will continue to take orders.
In a statement, he said,” I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect. Even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my organization, I have always been a disciplined member of the ANC.”
His resignation also ended the former anti-apartheid resistance. He has been South Africa’s key figures since his early days. The controversial character has four wives. He joined ANC as a teen and spent 10 years as a political prisoner along with Nelson Mandela. He was elected Vice-President under Thabo Mbeki. Later in 2007, he replaced Mbeki as ANC Chief and was elected President in 2009.
He was involved in a series of charges during his rule that includes corruption over multi-billion arms deal, raping family friend. In 2016 he was found to have breached the oath of office, he faced allegation from profiting from the Gupta family last year.

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