President Uhuru Kenyatta has saluted Jacob Zuma who gave up his position as South Africa’s President on Wednesday.
Zuma resigned after pressure to quit from his party, African National Congress. Uhuru said “My brother, we appreciate and salute you for the role you played in enhancing our friendship with the people of South Africa.
Zuma heeded orders by the ruling party to end his nine scandal-plagued years in power. In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, the 75-year-old said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him towards an early exit after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the party president in December. But he noted he would accept its orders.
Cyril Ramaphosa has since been sworn in as president of South Africa.