The ANC head of state, Jacob Zuma, eventually decided to take his being fired.
It follows a day of political high drama in which Zuma first held a fairly aggressive media conference in which he threatened to fight back, claiming he had done nothing wrong and therefore did not have to get fired.
In the interview, he indicated that he had an agreement with Cyril Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule that he could stay for at least three months to complete certain cases, but that they did not keep their word.
Eventually, Zuma announced late last night at the Union Building that he resigned with immediate effect as head of state. This means that Cyril Ramaphosa will act as head of state, until the parliament appoints a new president later and that will probably be Ramaphosa.
Opposition parties are delighted with Zuma’s resignation and Afriforum immediately saw the opportunity to recruit money and members by announcing that they had launched a campaign to ensure that Zuma was prosecuted, but it is known that such a ” a prosecution can be expensive.
All eyes are now on Ramaphosa to see who he will keep in his cabinet and who will get fired.
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