The Democratic Alliance (DA) has expressed joy following former President Jacob Zuma’s resignation on Wednesday at Union Buildings, Pretoria.
“We rejoice with all South Africans today as the long, painful decade of Zuma’s presidency finally comes to an end,” said DA leader, Mmusi Maimane.
Following a proposed motion of no-confidence made by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the recall of State’s President by the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC), Zuma took to the nation to announce his resignation as the President of South Africa with immediate effect.
“I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president with immediate effect, even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my organization. I have always been a disciplined member of the ANC,” said Zuma.
According to a statement made by the DA, Zuma’s legacy will forever be one that is shameful.
“He must now face the 783 criminal charges still awaiting him, there can be no amnesty or immunity for Jacob Zuma.”
The DA said it believes the new President will require mandate from the people and also insist that it is only a DA government which can bring the new beginning that South Africa desperately needs.