South African president Jacob Zuma has resigned on Wednesday evening after pressure from his party the African National Congress (ANC).
Zuma announced his resignation after a long speech broadcast on national television following an earlier speech Wednesday morning accusing his party of treating him unfairly.
75-year-old Zuma has served as president since 2009 and has faced numerous allegations of corruption which he denies. He has also survived several motions of no confidence.
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The leader of the ANC party and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will take over the leadership of the party until the next general election in 2019.