South Africa’s corrupt president, Jacob Zuma, has announced his resignation.
BREAKING: Jacob Zuma is resigning as President of South Africa https://t.co/IG7ggkHOi3 pic.twitter.com/yrtQoOHN6d
— CNN (@CNN) February 14, 2018
Zuma should have been out long ago. His continued tenure at the head of the African National Congress-dominated government sparked protests and even brawls in Parliament.
I spent much of 2002 in Johannesburg, S. Africa and the Cape, and the only thing I can think is “Finally!” It’s been 16 years since I first read a South African comic strip called Madam & Eve, which even then commented on and mocked Zuma for his corrupt and power hungry ways.
While Zuma’s resignation is a good thing to finally happen in South Africa, the fact that the ANC couldn’t remove such a known corrupt politician puts into question any hope that much will change.
The political challenges aren’t the only ones the most Westernized African country is facing at the moment,