Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma has resigned as the president of South Africa with immediate effect, state television announced Wednesday night.

Mr. Zuma, 75, has led South Africa since 2009.

His resignation came a day after he was rejected by his parry, the African National Congress, ANC.

The party also gave Mr. Zuma until Wednesday night to resign or a vote of no confidence motion would be brought against him on Thursday to remove him from office.

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