Johannesburg - In his last parting move to the nation, President Jacob Zuma has listed his achievements over the past 9 years of his presidency.
Zuma resigned on Wednesday night following pressure from the ANC who were prepared to vote with opposition parties to remove him from office.
He remained adamant that he did not agree with the decision taken by the ANC. He reiterated that he was not given reasons why he was forced to resign.
In what may be seen as a move to try and vindicate himself from a tumultuous presidency, Zuma has listed his achievements in various aspects of government.
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The statement reads as though its a State of Nation Address that he was not able to deliver, as Parliament’s presiding officers decided to postpone the address last week.
Zuma highlights his achievements in the Presidency such as the establishment of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation which looked after, amongst other things, the Presidential hotline.
The former President said under his administration, basic services had improved with more South Africans having access to water and sanitation.
He quotes social grants as game changers for South Africans living in poverty.
Infrastructure, land reform, the fight against crime, health, education and international relations were also highlighted as achievements.
The ANC last night also praised Zuma for his dedication to the party for the past 60 years.
Zuma's 8-page speech is available on Presidency website: bit.ly/2HhdxhI