KZN ANC: Zuma will continue to contribute to ANC’s progress

The branch has called his resignation an act of discipline as Zuma gave in to pressure from his own comrades to step down.

Jacob Zuma addressed the nation at the Union Buildings on 14 February 2018, saying that he resigned 'with immediate effect' as President of South Africa. Picture: AFP

DURBAN - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal says it looks forward to welcoming former president Jacob Zuma back into its structure following his resignation.

The branch has called his resignation an act of discipline as Zuma gave in to pressure from his own comrades to step down.

The committee's Sihle Zikalala says: “We wish him farewell. He will continue to be part of the ANC and its progress.”

Zuma announced his resignation and said there appeared to be a rush to get rid of him.

“They are rushing, and I’ve been told that there’s going to be a vote of no confidence on Thursday. Nobody has even approached me... I don’t understand this sudden rush.”

He described the call for his resignation as "unfair"

“During discussions, I asked what the problem was and why must I be persuaded to resign… and of course, the officials couldn’t tell me what I’ve done wrong.”

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Following his resignation on Wednesday, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as the fifth president of South Africa on Thursday. Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the 2018 State of the Nation Address on Friday evening.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)