Embattled Zuma resigns presidency of South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him toward an early exit after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as party president in December, but would accept its orders.

"I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president...

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