Egyptian actor and director Ashraf Zaki has announced that he will resign from his post as president of the Acting Professions Syndicate in the upcoming general assembly in December.
"I am totally satisfied of my performance as with a confident conscience I accomplished my duty honestly," Zaki, who is also leading the Academy of Arts, told Al-Ahram on Saturday.
Dozens of members, including known actors like Ashraf Fahmy and Lekaa Swaidan, have launched campaigns demanding Zaki reverse his decision, announcing support for "president, brother and friend” Zaki.
"My resignation is a final decision because I cannot be as effective as I used to be anymore," he added, referring to employment issues facing many members of the syndicate.
Zaki, 59, resigned last month his post as treasurer of Zamalek Club, citing health concerns.
After a first term ended in 2011, Zaki has led the Actors Syndicate since 2015, succeeding Ashraf Abdel-Ghafour.
Zaki has starred in dozens of known TV series like Second Chance, Kalabsh 2, Abu Seada, Caesar, Saheb El-Saada and many others series, films, and plays through his four-decade career.
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