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Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Msholozi)

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


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For sale: one used war machine

The next phase of Denel's development according to ex-ANC MP and arms trade expert Andrew Feinstein came under President Thabo Mbeki and his then deputy Jacob Zuma and the notorious $7 billion 'arms deal' when enormous quantities of European military equipment were purchased after the payment of huge bribes (AC Vol 44 No 18 BAE's role in SA's big arms deal & Vol 59 No 7 No farewell to arms deals)...


How to defend the indefensible

Along with a posse of top politicians allied with ex-President Jacob Zuma Magashule has become a symbol of the era of state capture in South Africa...


Cyril wins a battle over graft

He went into the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on 29 August facing a concerted attempt by his predecessor Jacob Zuma to topple him and derail prosecutions of officials suspected of corruption...

The commission was set up in 2012 but saw little action during President Jacob Zuma's nine years in office (AC Vol 60 No 11 Long shadow of corruption over new order)...


Graft puts ANC on the spot

Already under heavy fire for not moving quickly enough to prosecute the beneficiaries of 'state capture' under President Jacob Zuma he is attempting to act decisively to limit the damage...

The President has also been cited in a court action by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema that seeks to force him to disclose his funders in the closely contested 2017 election so that he cannot be 'captured' by them as Jacob Zuma was...

Magashule faces multiple allegations of corruption during his time as premier of the Free State and linked to Jacob Zuma's presidency...


Noisy neighbours

Trying to manage the biggest Covid-19 outbreak in Africa as well as rebuilding the economy and institutions after the disastrous presidency of Jacob Zuma add up to South Africa's biggest challenge since the end of white rule in 1994...

In 2014 then President Jacob Zuma appointed his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa special envoy to Lesotho to monitor the politics including former Prime Minister Tom Thabane's tumultuous rule...

Activists were irked by the 'very close' relationship between the South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma and the king (AC Vol 53 No 12 Mswati's private party)...


In virus veritas

When the Diko scandal hit Gauteng premier David Makhura immediately came under pressure to prove that the President's words actually meant something and that Ramaphosa's 'new' ANC is a different animal from Jacob Zuma's (AC Vol 58 No 14 Cyril's musical chairs)...


Showdown to follow lockdown

7 billion rand (US$160 million) those who raked off billions under former President Jacob Zuma have yet to face criminal prosecution...


State companies in the firing line

Investors are also looking for a signal that Shamila Batohi the National Director of Public Prosecutions is making headway in prosecuting the ringleaders of state capture under former President Jacob Zuma (AC Vol 58 No 13 Factional fireworks threaten party & Vol 60 No 15 Zuma blusters at Zondo)...


Farewell to arms

The result was the country's now notorious arms deal scandal which is back in the news because of former President Jacob Zuma's long-delayed but now imminent trial on charges of taking bribes from French arms manufacturer Thales to keep its name out of an official investigation...

Yet they have also been used unilaterally to project power such as when President Jacob Zuma dispatched a force as to Central African Republic in 2013 when the troops vainly tried to prevent Séléka coalition forces taking the capital Bangui and lost 13 men and considerable face before leaving (AC Vol 54 No 2 With Zuma to Bangui & Vol 54 No 7 Séléka takes power)...


Making free with repression

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela who exposed much of the grand corruption under former President Jacob Zuma and is now the Law Trust chair in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University warned Ramaphosa to expect more pushback against excesses (AC Vol 57 No 22 A week of defeats for Zuma)...


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