The ANC's 62% majority in parliament means that it will not need any opposition votes to elect Ramaphosa, and after the party's national executive committee "recalled" Zuma on Tuesday, and resolved that its newly-anointed president should replace him.
He said: "We are going to join the DA motion on the dissolution".
As ANC Youth League leader he said he'd kill for Zuma. We want to be there for the victory.
Zuma had an apparent change of mind about this, and government communications people were told to "uninvite" journalists by telling them the original notice for the 10:00 briefing was "fake news".
ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said the party would amend the motion already tabled by the EFF, making it a joint motion.
But this week he celebrated as Zuma resigned as head of state, despite salivating over the possibility of leading a motion of no confidence against Zuma.
Zuma compared his current situation with that of Mbeki.
Jennifer Lawrence: Amy Schumer's wedding was 'very sudden'
I was sobbing the whole (time). "It didn't come as a surprise at all to me that they wanted to get married", Evans says. Comedienne and actor Amy Schumer has tied the knot with chef Chris Fischer in an intimate function in California.
Woman pretending to be man arrested for marrying women for dowry
According to the police, she told the Uttarakhand woman, known as Kamini, that she was the son of a businessman from Aligarh. She accused him of taking Rs 8.5 lakh from her family, saying that she needed the money for a factory she owned in Haridwar.
Morgan Tsvangirai dead: Zimbabwe opposition leader 'passes away at age 65'
Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said he was saddened by Tsvangirai's death, who he described as a son of the soil. His death will be a blow to his party, as they will be looking to install a new leader before the elections.
Zuma painted himself as a victim as he explained that he had not been told by the ANC top officials why he had to resign.
Nevertheless, it is unlikely that the ANC leadership, long intimidated by Zuma, has ever spoken to him in such plain terms. "So it must be understood in that way", Malema said.
"I remember one day we were in Northern Cape he came with the Gupta's chopper and I even asked someone next to me: 'whose chopper is this?' They said it was the Guptas, they are the ones sponsoring him".
Malema insists that Zuma's resignation is the EFF's vindication, and dedicated it to the life of his former colleague in the ANCYL, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.
"Jacob Zuma has finally surrendered to the political pressure which the EFF was at the centre of for past three years".
Malema said Zuma ruined the future of Magaqa and countless other young leaders because they dared to challenge him. It was scheduled for 11:00 to give Zuma a chance to deliver his expected resignation address, which should have happened at 10:00.