Jacob Zuma resigns
South African president Jacob Zuma has resigned.
In announcing his decision to the media in an address to the country he said:
No life should be lost in my name. The ANC must not be divided in my name. I have taken the decision to resign with immediate effect.
Zuma said he made the decision even though he disagreed with the leadership’s decision but as a disciplined member of the party he would step down.