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Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Msholozi)

Date of Birth: 12/04/1942
Place of Birth: Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province


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Economically bankrupt

The embattled African National Congress is rapidly running out of money as funders desert the party because of the increasingly erratic behaviour of its leader, President Jacob Zuma...


Everyone's fault but Zuma's

President Jacob Zuma has been trying to undermine his critics by claiming that all public attacks on his actions – whether in the media, from opposition parties or within the governing African National Congress (ANC) – are orchestrated by 'white monopoly capital'...

Or does it take President Jacob Zuma at his word and embrace his promise of 'radical economic transformation', its own declared goal...

Its leader Julius Malema's solution to the political conundrum is to promise to join forces with the ANC but only if it drops Zuma and its name (AC Vol 58 No 4, The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency )...


No place to hide

Humiliatingly shunned by both the powerful business community and the forces of labour and the left, President Jacob Zuma is on the defensive as never before...


Spinning Africa in Europe

The UK's largest public relations firm, founded by Lord Timothy Bell, a former election advisor to the late British Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Bell Pottinger has now cut its ties with the controversial Gupta family – which has a close business relationship with South African President Jacob Zuma and his family – after losing two major clients with ties to South Africa because of their concern about its contract with Oakbay Investments, the Guptas' holding company (AC Vol 57 No 21, Stalwarts push for Zuma's exit)...


Mr Gigabyte's baptism of fire

Meanwhile, the rand had already taken a beating on foreign exchange markets after tens of thousands of demonstrators, including supporters of the governing African National Congress (ANC), poured into the streets to protest against Gordhan being fired and demanding that President Jacob Zuma stand down...


Gigaba raises sights still higher

The controversial Malusi Gigaba, the former Home Affairs Minister now elevated to the Finance Ministry, has been proposed by influential sections of the African National Congress as a compromise candidate to succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC and state President...

It believes the older generation of ANC leaders is failing to connect with young people and is at a disadvantage facing youthful party leaders such as the Democratic Alliance's Mmusi Maimane and the Economic Freedom Fighters' Julius Malema, a former ANCYL leader (AC Vol 58 No 4, The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...


New script in KwaZulu-Natal

The powerful KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) branch of the African National Congress, the governing party's largest, lifted Jacob Zuma into the ANC presidency at its 2007 and 2012 national conferences and has long been considered his safest haven...


Omens and portents

This is an increasingly common refrain within the political class as evidence mounts that, in emulation of neighbouring Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's survival strategy, President Jacob Zuma has not been deflected from a policy of protecting widespread rent-seeking behind a populist smokescreen...

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How to repeat the Mugabe mantra

Just as mounting political crises again threatened to overwhelm President Jacob Zuma, he pulled out the land card to buy himself breathing space before the African National Congress's elective conference in nine months' time...

Zuma has long appeased traditional leaders as he sees their power as crucial to ensuring his own political survival and that of the ANC in 2019 (AC Vol 57 No 4, The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency )...

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Zuma's anti-Gordhan play

President Jacob Zuma has become increasingly irritated with his respected Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, who was widely praised after presenting a balanced budget on 22 February amidst trying economic circumstances (AC Vol 58 No 4, The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...

Zuma learned the limits of his power when he was forced to abandon plans to replace the then Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, with David van Rooyen and ended up re-appointing Gordhan (AC 56 No 25, Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


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