Jacob Zuma has been pushed out of power by his political party, the Africa National Congress (ANC). In his resignation speech, he said he didn't want to see blood shed over his tenure. The immediate former President of South Africa oversaw significant economic decline in a country that was once considered the darling of Africa.
President Zuma was an anti-apartheid veteran from the Zulu tribe. He was replaced by his deputy as leader of the ANC late last year, which likely led to this moment. is now the acting President of South Africa. He was in line to be Nelson Mandela's Deputy President but Thabo Mbeki was chosen instead.