SA was a hive of political activity this year with politicians dishing out drama and scandal almost daily.
From Jacob Zuma’s exit to Patricia de Lille’s new political party, these are just five political stories that made headlines in 2018.
Jacob Zuma resigns
Just six weeks into the year, Jacob Zuma stepped down as president of the country following failed negotiations between him and the ruling party.
In a bizarre tactic, Zuma had previously agreed to resign on condition that the ministers he had appointed would be allowed to remain in office.
When his demands were dismissed, he chose to resign instead of facing a possible recall.