Ramaphosa Takes Over as President of South Africa
Totsiens. After a lengthy struggle to retain power, Jacob Zuma submitted to his party’s formal resignation demand. In his first appearance yesterday, he remained defiant, calling the ANC’s decision to remove him after nine scandal-marked years as president “very unfair,” but reversed that position in a late-night televised statement, promising to resign immediately. Zuma’s facing hundreds of corruption charges and leaves the country with a declining economy. ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president by Parliament today, and will deliver a presidential address tomorrow to South Africa’s citizenry.