South Africans stood their ground against a corrupt leader!
Zuma bows to citizens pressure!
The South Africans have indeed shown the rest of Africa that they are indeed ahead of the rests. The citizens demanded the resignation of their president and remained resolute until the president had no choice but to heed to the calls that he resigned.
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, some know him as a master tactician who survived series of corruption scandals and harsh court judgments during his almost nine-years in office as president,on Wednesday night he agreed to step down, repudiated by the governing African National Congress Party, threatened by a no-confidence vote in Parliament, by opposition parties and abandoned by voters in their numbers.
In his address to the nation on Wednesday the 14th of Feb 2018, Mr. Zuma said he was resigning even though he disagreed with the party’s decision ordering him to do so.
“I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the Republic with immediate effect, even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my party,” he said at the end of a lengthy address on television. “I have always been a disciplined member of the A.N.C.”
It was a humiliating end for him, a charismatic anti-apartheid hero who was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela and was once the A.N.C.’s intelligence chief. Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president whose election as A.N.C. leader in December set off a power struggle with Mr. Zuma, immediately became acting president.
What lessons can order African countries learn from south Africans?
Demand for the best from your politicians and stand your ground until your demands are meet or heeded to. Do not bowe to their intimidation tactics. Injustice against one should be injustice against all.