South Africa's President has announced the resignation of

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Jacob Zuma intends to leave the presidency. His duties will be Vice-President Cyril of Ramaphosa. He will take the oath in the coming days.

South African President Jacob Zuma, addressing the nation said that to solve the question of his removal from office should the Parliament, but later spoke of his "immediate" resignation, reports RIA Novosti.

"I'm not afraid of censure or impeachment", he said, noting that to decide the question of his removal from the post must Parliament. However, towards the end of his 30-minute speech, he announced the decision to immediately stop working.

It is noted that e party African national Congress decided to give Zuma 48 hours to care in resignation. Not receiving a reply from the President, the party has promised to vote on the censure motion against Zuma and try to appoint his successor Ramaphosa.

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