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Jacob Zuma

Born: April 12, 1942 (age 75) in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal

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Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, GCB is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election.

He was reelected in the 2014 election.

Zuma is the President of the African National Congress, the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005.

Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi.

Zuma became the President of the ANC on 18 December 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane.

He was re-elected as ANC leader at the ANC conference in Manguang on 18 December 2012, defeating challenger Kgalema Motlanthe by a large majority.

Zuma was also a member of the South African Communist Party, briefly serving on the party's Politburo until he left the party in 1990.

On 20 September 2008, Thabo Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the African National Congress's National Executive Committee.

The recall came after South African High Court Judge Christopher Nicholson ruled that Mbeki had improperly interfered with the operations of the National Prosecuting Authority, including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.

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After Changing Presidents, South Africa Is Working On Its Money Issues

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Watch VideoSome big changes are happening in South Africa. The country just got a new leader after the ruling party pressured former President Jacob Zuma to resign. Now, the new head of the..

South African rights group challenges Zuma rule on influence-peddling inquiry

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Civil rights group AfriForum wants South Africa's highest court to quash a rule signed by former president Jacob Zuma that says evidence produced at a judicial inquiry into..

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News video: South Africa's New President Debuts Budget, Tax Plans

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South Africa's government said Wednesday it will raise the sales tax for the first time in about 25 years.
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News video: A fresh start for South Africa?

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For many, South Africa's new president marks a fresh start for the country. Many in the republic are hoping Cyril Ramaphosa's first term will represent a break from the past, and the corruption-tainted..
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News video: New dawn for South Africa?

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The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa's new president has fueled huge hope for change, after nine years of economic stagnation and corruption scandals under his predecessor Jacob Zuma. Sighs..
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News video: Economic challenges lie ahead for South Africa

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as president sent a wave of optimism rippling through South Africa. Many are hungry for economic change after years of weak growth and high unemployment under his..
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News video: Ramaphosa Sees 'New Dawn' Ahead for South Africa

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Feb.16 -- South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa comments on the state of the country's economy during his State of the Nation address.
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Welcome President Ramaphosa – now it’s time to fix South Africa’s economy

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South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa has much to do. Having finally taken over from Jacob Zuma last week, after a tempestuous and drawn-out resignation process, mired in corruption..
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S. Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

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Johannesburg (AFP) Feb 18, 2018 South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma to other countries including India, China and Dubai, the police minister said..
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South Africa's new president gives state of nation address

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Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, gave his first state of the nation address in Cape Town after being elected by ruling party lawmakers earlier this week when his predecessor Jacob Zuma resigned.

South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn', warns of tough decisions

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will face "tough decisions" as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation, new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought..

Jacob Zuma’s exit gives ANC a final chance in South Africa

Now Cyril Ramaphosa must show the ruling party has the capacity to tackle corruption and reduce inequality

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South African President Steps Down as Banks Embrace Blockchain Technology

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What does South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa think about LGBT rights?

South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken office after the departure of the embattled Jacob Zuma.

Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa, vows anti-corruption fight

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on..

Cyril Ramaphosa Confirmed As South Africa's New President

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Watch VideoCyril Ramaphosa is officially South Africa's new president. He was elected Thursday by the country's Parliament. No other candidates were nominated. This election comes after South..
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Wily negotiator Ramaphosa takes South Africa's top job

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After weeks of tortuous discussions to convince scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state, South Africa's great negotiator, Cyril Ramaphosa, has fulfilled his..

South Africa: Hopes for the future after Zuma's departure

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South Africans share their feelings about Jacob Zuma's presidency and what they hope for the future.
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Cyril Ramaphosa: Who is the new South African president and Jacob Zuma's successor?

As he settles into the office Mandela once occupied at the Union Buildings in Pretoria it will not be hard to imagine the Old Man flashing that infectious grin. Finally, the man he saw as his natural..

Jacob Zuma resignation boosts dual-listed stocks

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The resignation of Jacob Zuma has given dual-listed stocks a boost this morning, with miner Anglo American and investment group Old Mutual both rising in early trading.  Both firms are listed on..
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