JACOB Zuma has resigned as President of South Africa with “immediate effect” — saying “no life should be lost in my name”.
The one-time heir to Nelson Mandela was forced out by his own party who this week ruled he should stand down.
Reuters Jacob Zuma said he is stepping down as President of South Africa
Zuma, 75, had been plagued by scandal and allegations of corruption throughout his time in office.
He said in a 30-minute national television address that he had “come to the decision to resign as President of the republic with immediate effect”.
His ruling ANC party threatened to eject him from office with a parliamentary vote of no confidence if he refused to resign.
Zuma spent nine years as President, replacing hero freedom fighter Mandela who stood down ahead of his death in December 2013.
Jacob Zuma booed at Nelson Mandela service
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Donald Trump Blames Fbi For Florida School Shooting Claiming Agency ‘spent Too Much Time Trying To Prove Russian Collusion’
DONALD Trump has blamed the FBI for the Florida school shooting claiming the agency “spent too much time trying to prove Russian collusion”.
The President lashed out at law enforcers saying they “missed all of the many signals” sent by Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with killing 17 people in the Valentine’s Day massacre.
Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI on Twitter claiming the agency missed the ‘many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter’
Writing on Twitter, he said: “This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion.
“Get back to the basics and make us all proud!”
The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack.
But the agency admitted that it failed to investigate.
Donald Trump and wife Melania thank hospital staff treating Florida school shooting victims
AFP or licensors Donald Trump and his wife Melania visited the hospital where victims of the Florida shooting are being treated
AFP or licensors Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with Dr. Igor Nichiporenko, trauma surgeon at Broward Health North Hospital in the wake of the shooting
It prompted a sharp rebuke from its boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and a call from Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign.
The Sun-Sentinel reported that Florida’s Department of Children and Families investigated Cruz in 2016 after calls to a hotline reporting self-harm abuse posts on his social media.
The investigation concluded that he was receiving adequate care from a mental health counsellor and was attending school.
At school, Cruz routinely fought with teachers, was accused of swearing at staff and was referred for a “threat assessment” in January 2017, according to the New York Times.
Splash News Nikolas Cruz was questioned by police before being charged with 17 counts of murder after the terrifying attack Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz arrives at Broward County jail after 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Four-year-old Boy Fights For Life After Plunging From Window In Hallway Of Block Of Flats
A FOUR-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after falling from a flat window.
Police confirmed the child is in a “stable but critical condition” after the fall, which happened at around 5.10pm yesterday.
The incident happened on Invercauld Road, Aberdeen
He was initially taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary before he was transferred to a Glasgow hospital.
Community Policing Team Inspector Simon Reid said: “Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended Invercauld Road after reports were received that a four-year-old boy had been injured after he fell from the window of a communal hallway within a residential block of flats.
Mum Shot Her Husband And Two Grown-up Kids Dead Before Turning Gun On Herself, Say Cops
A WOMAN shot and killed her husband and grown-up kids before turning the gun on herself in a murder-suicide, police have said.
Lauren Stuart, 45, was found dead beside the bodies of Daniel Stuart and their children Steven, 27, and Bethany, 24, at their home in Detroit, Michigan, on Friday.
WXYZ The Stuart family home in Detroit, Michigan, surrounded by police cars after a suspected murder-suicide
Investigators said Mr Stuart, 47, and his kids had died of gunshot wounds to the head, ruling their deaths as homicide, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Keith Batchelor, an investigator at the medical examiner’s office, ruled Mrs Stuart died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and determined her cause of death was suicide.
Keego Harbor police said in a statement: “The investigation at the scene and subsequent autopsy …indicate that Lauren Stuart shot and killed her family members before turning the gun on herself.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims.”
WXYZ Officers believe Lauren Stuart murdered her husband and two children before turning the gun on herself
Police were called to the property by a relative concerned over the family’s safety.
Officers discovered the horror scene inside and recovered a handgun.
Neighbours said Mrs Stuart worked at a gym and described her as “hardworking”.
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