Full article thus far:
>**South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect.**
>He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening.
>Earlier, Mr Zuma's governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday.
He was half an hour late to his own resignation speech.
Also, 2% gain for the rand against the dollar, just minutes after. This is what a nationwide smile feels like I think.
The start of a new era for South Africa, hopefully in the right direction too.
South African President who is renowned for his firm believe that showering after sex cures AIDS
This fucker dragged our country into the dirt, beat it to shit, made it kneel down and expect an execution-style sendoff as he prepared to plunge it into chaos, and did it with a smile.
>EDIT: For those of you wondering, this is Zuma's middle name given to him by his mother. It means, "the one who laughs while he is physically hurting you." It is pretty badass, and there are many words in our native African languages that explain complex things with a single word like this.
Now clear out your shit and check your badge in at the door.
>EDIT: By the way, South Africa is amazing. Come visit us!
South African here. This is the best news I've heard since the 2010 World Cup was awarded to us.
Edit: I'm proud this is my highest rated comment ever and thanks for the gold kind stranger :).
I honestly can’t put into words how happy I am. We are free from this evil man. The country has high hopes for Cyril Ramaphosa, Zuma’s replacement. Whether he will deliver remains to be seen.
But tonight, we celebrate! Viva South Africa! 🇿🇦
A few months ago I would never have even dreamed this possible. So many years of corruption and treachery, mountains of allegations, and he managed to elude justice the entire time. Let's hope Cyril can make South Africa proud and restore this wonderful nation.
Good. Zuma was *this* close to going full Mugabe
Ramaphosa should make his first job to secure the prosecution of Zuma and the Guptas.