Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha

President Jacob Zuma resigned with immediate effect late on Wednesday night in an emotional speech televised across the world.

While his nearly nine-year presidency leaves a sour taste, we have to admit there was never a dull moment. 

Even in his last address as president of South Africa, Zuma started off with a joke: “Good evening? You do not respond to my greetings? You are tired? Why? We are working?” followed by his charismatic and instantly recognisable giggle.