Business organisations hope for greater policy certainty after Zuma’s resignation

Industry bodies throughout South Africa have welcomed Jacob Zuma’s decision to step down as President. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Thursday said it applauded Zuma’s remarks where he reaffirmed and pledged his commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law, and further urged his supporters not to engage in divisive or violent actions in his name.   “The dignity with which he handled his resignation should be commended as it was yet again a masterclass display in constitutional democracy with which South Africa has become synonymous and continues to give to Africa and the world,” Sacci added.   The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry, meanwhile, described Zuma’s decision to step down “as a relief in a situation that was bordering on social and political paralysis”.