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.
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.. Reuters
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.. Source: Euronews English -
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.. Source: Euronews English -
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.. Source: Euronews English -
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.. Terra Daily
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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.. Reuters
Watch VideoCyril Ramaphosa is officially South Africa's new president.
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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.. Reuters
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