resigns as South Africa’s president, ending standoff with ruling party
By Kevin Sieff and Krista Mahr
CAPE TOWN —
South Africa’s embattled president, Jacob Zuma, resigned on Wednesday, putting an end to a period of scandal and mismanagement that threatened to undermine the party of Nelson Mandela.
Zuma’s resignation leaves his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, as the country’s acting leader, and the person now charged with salvaging the legacy of Africa’s most famous liberation movement.
Zuma, who was once revered as a hero of that movement, served time as a...