JACOB Zuma has resigned as the president of South Africa with immediate effect.
Zuma made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening.
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.
Embattled South African president Jacob Zuma has resigned pic.twitter.com/e5hLP6nHjs
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 14, 2018