I’m happy to bow out now as ANC leader, Jacob Zuma tells journalists at Nasrec
But Zuma’s two terms as president of the ANC have been mired in scandal and controversy, as he presided over the decline of the party, tripartite alliance, government and the economy
President Jacob Zuma has again sought to emphasise that he is happy to exit as leader of the ANC. Zuma spoke on Monday during his final walkabout at the Nasrec Convention Centre, the venue of the ANC’s electoral conference. He was surrounded by hundreds of journalists scrumming for a last view and a last sound bite ahead of the announcement of the ANC’s new leader. "I’m happy to say now that I am bowing out," Zuma said, barely audible in the crowd, face shining under a flood of lights. Zuma was stepping down exactly 10 years after he was first elected as president of the ANC in Polokwane.