South African President Jacob Zuma Has NOT Stepped Down

South Africans thought their wish had come true on Tuesday when a ‘news’ website published an article titled “Breaking News: South African Jacob Zuma steps down”.
President Jacob Zuma seen on 27 December 2017, addressing a Christmas Party. (Photos GCIS)

But it’s a hoax and not true.

The site claimed that Zuma had announced his resignation on Tuesday morning in a 10-minute emotionally-charged speech broadcast on television; and that newly elected ANC leader – and current Deputy President of South Africa – Cyril Ramaphosa, would be sworn in as SA’s new president today, today 10 January 2018.

It said that Zuma’s family had encouraged him to step down, and that he ended his address with a prayer.

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