Nigerians React To Jacob Zuma’s Resignation As South Africa’s President
South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday resigned as the ruling ANC party finally turned their back against him after nine years surrounded by corruption scandals, economic slowdown, and falling popularity.
In a 30-minute national television address, Zuma said ”he has decided to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect”.
Nigerians have however taken to Twitter to expressed their opinions on the resignation of the South African President.
Here are some of tweets below;
South Africans continue voting for criminals. You will not only have a junk status, you will become Junk Shithole Republic of South Nigeria.
— Sagamite (@SagamiteTheGod) February 14, 2018
An African president voluntarily resigns without the military leaving their barracks?
Surely there’s hope for Nigeria #ZumaResigns
— Hanson Kufre (@Kuffree) February 14, 2018
So like play like play Jacob Zuma is now FORMER PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA.
When are we ever going to see a president resign in Nigeria 🇳🇬.#ZumaExit #Zumaresigns #turkisharlinespayqui #BBNaija #RMAPSG #RMPSG
— IamMartin (@MrMartin_4tech) February 14, 2018
Very rare to see any Nigeria politicians resign from office. Look at how Zuma bowed out. We citizens are part of why our corrupt politicians still in office. #ZumaResigns
— Fabunmi Emmanuel (@FabunmiEmma) February 14, 2018
Congratulations South Africa as Jacob Zuma resigns. #ZumaResigns
How I wish Nigeria President can take this bold step too
— Billy (@iam_ramsey) February 14, 2018
Mugabe has gone. Jacob Zuma has followed. Sai Baba President Buhari, I’m not even saying you should resign immediately. Do finish your term but pls sir resign from contesting in 2019. Nigeria needs younger and modern minded leaders @Gidi_Traffic #ZumaResigns
— Coach Mikey (@kingofsinging) February 15, 2018
#ZumaResigns It’s actually good that he resigned on #ValentinesDay He never loved SA. At least in Nigeria they see good in him(statue) and there’s Dubai before hawks arrest him. I (we) don’t feel sorry for him. #Yahamb‘inja
— RUSHMAN TOMOLO (@RushNdoda) February 15, 2018
— ‘Tunde Lamidi-Sanni (@darealboss8) February 15, 2018
— IG: Mzzharliebee (@HarlieeBee) February 15, 2018
Nigeria is doomed as it is cos no matter how BAD a RULER is, he will get MILLIONS of people to line d streets and sing his praises. It’s a pathetic situation. #ZumaResigns
— NANA (@ppanda_23) February 15, 2018
— Abuja’s Very Own (AVO) (@thelanr3y) February 15, 2018
— LORENZ🇳🇬 (@mistalorenz) February 15, 2018
Jacob Zuma was so bad and corrupt that South Africans had to force him to resign before the end of his term
But Zuma has a statue in Nigeria for his exemplary leadership and contribution to society.😭
— Kelvin Odanz (@KelvinOdanz) February 14, 2018
— Sardon Solutions (@sardonsolutions) February 14, 2018