I sat and watched the Parliament appoint Cyril Ramapossa as our new president. That happened at precisely 2.30pm after a lot of ructions by the EFF. He still has to be sworn in. I think an enormous amount of strings were pulled to get this out of the way so swiftly. We heard of threats of violence and total shut-down by Zuma's one wife. Not sure if she is wife number 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. South Africa accepted the news in the street as if nothing had happened. No jubilation or demos in the streets. Very calm transition thank goodness.
We have had a number of jokes coming through on our cell phones. One depicted the "Jacobs" Koning coffee being renamed "Cyril" coffee. The other was a comment on how stupid a president can be to resign or leave his love, on Valentines Day! I personally thought the man should have at least waited for a less romantic date!