Jacob Zuma

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Person.png Jacob Zuma   NNDB Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-icon.png
(politician)
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Born Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
1942-04-12
Nkandla, Natal, South Africa
Children 20
Spouse Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo
Party African National Congress

[[|x22px|link=President of South Africa]] President of South Africa

In office
9 May 2009 - 14 February 2018
Succeeded by Cyril Ramaphosa

Employment.png President of the African National Congress

In office
18 December 2007 - 18 December 2017
Succeeded by Cyril Ramaphosa

Employment.png Deputy President of South Africa

In office
14 June 1999 - 14 June 2005
Boss Thabo Mbeki
Preceded by Thabo Mbeki

Jacob Zuma (born 12 April 1942) is a South African politician who served as the fourth President of South Africa from the 2009 general election[1] until his resignation on 14 February 2018, giving way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC's new leader..

Jacob Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ[2] and his clan name Msholozi.[3][4]

Deputy president

Zuma served as Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005,[5][6] but was dismissed by President Thabo Mbeki in 2005 after Zuma's financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, was convicted of soliciting a bribe for Zuma.

ANC president

Jacob Zuma was nonetheless elected President of the African National Congress (ANC) on 18 December 2007 after defeating Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. On 20 September 2008, Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by ANC's National Executive Committee.[7] The recall came after South African High Court Judge Christopher Nicholson ruled Mbeki had improperly interfered with the operations of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.

 

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References

  1. "Zuma sworn in as SA's fourth democratic President". SABC. Archived from the original on 29 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Mbuyazi, Nondumiso (13 September 2008). "JZ receives 'death threat'". The Star. p. 4. Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Gordin, Jeremy (31 August 2008). "So what are Msholozi's options?". Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 14 September 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Lander, Alice (19 December 2007). "Durban basks in Zuma's ANC victory". BBC News. Archived from the original on 24 December 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma". The Presidency. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. SA News/Staff Reporter (22 May 2014). "Jacob Zuma elected president". iafrica.com. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "SA's Mbeki says he will step down". London, UK: BBC News. 20 September 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>