South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday after his own party, the African National Congress, demanded that he step aside. The scandal-plagued Zuma, 75, faces corruption allegations but has denied any wrongdoing. He said the party “should never be divided in my name” and therefore he would “resign as president of the republic with immediate effect.” The party was threatening to set up a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday if Zuma refused to resign. Cyril Ramaphosa, the leader of the ANC, became the country’s acting president.
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