The Democratic Alliance says President Jacob Zuma’s resignation will allow South Africa the opportunity to have a new beginning.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says Zuma has done a lot of damage to the country.

“Jacob Zuma has wrecked our country. It is time to get a new beginning for the benefit of all South Africans.”

SACP general-secretary Blade Nzimande says now that President Zuma has resigned, it’s time to start rebuilding the country.

The resignation of Zuma means that ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to be voted in acting President.

However, it is not clear who the acting deputy president will be.

In his resignation, Zuma thanked the people of South Africa for allowing him to serve them.

Zuma officially stepped down as the country’s President, after the ANC recalled him as its deployee. Zuma says despite taking a decision to resign he will continue to serve the people of the country.