Speaker receives leter of resignation from President Zuma

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CAPE TOWN, February 14 – Speaker of the National Assembly on Thursday confirmed that her office has received a letter from President Jacob Zuma informing her of his resignation as the President of the Republic of South Africa.

Zuma resigned during a live television address late on Wednesday night but still needed to formally inform the Speaker.

In a statement, the office of Speaker Baleka Mbete said: “The letter of the President will be officially published in the parliamentary Announcements Tablings and Committees (ATC) journal, for the attention of Members of Parliament. The resignation of the President is effective immediately.”

– African News Agency (ANA)