On February 14, 2018, South African President Jacob Zuma resigned after mounting pressure by the country’s ruling party, the African National Congress.
Dataminr provided continuous updates on calls for his exit, alerting clients to rumors around Zuma's time of resignation and official reports of him stepping down.
Sources within the ANC have indicated that President Jacob Zuma is expected to resign no later than Thursday morning.
"President Jacob Zuma will resign as soon as a list of preconditions has been finalised, in a deal struck on Tuesday between Zuma and ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa and confirmed by sources on Tuesday night." @QaanitahHunter brings it to you first: twitter.com/TimesLIVE/stat…
NEC sources say Ramaphosa told them that Zuma had agreed to resign during their Tuesday meeting but then Zuma wanted to put 3 months stay in office condition. It was rejected by NEC.
[BREAKING NEWS] The ANC is to call for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma after he refused to resign #SABCNEWS #ZUMAEXIT
Jacob Zuma: I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect, even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my organisation - am a disciplined member #ZumaResigns