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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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Who runs KwaZulu-Natal?

It has the biggest ANC membership of any province and was the launching pad for Jacob Zuma's bid for the presidency but the party is now riven by murderous factional rivalries and controversies over contract corruption on an epic scale (AC Vol 60 No 16 Meltdown in the party)...


Anatomy of a failed insurrection

A confluence of widespread economic despair hunger and protest sparked by the jailing of former South African President Jacob Zuma began with a deliberate act of sabotage (AC Vol 62 No 14 Relief as Zuma surrenders)...


Relief as Zuma surrenders

At the stroke of midnight and after hours of negotiating with senior officers ex-President Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police on 7 July...

This story was updated following ex-President Jacob Zuma's arrest at midnight on 7 July...


More time for the truth

The Guptas who fled with Essa to Dubai in 2016 acquired huge influence in government through cultivating former President Jacob Zuma and key members of his family (AC Vol 57 No 8 Africa probes the Panama connection)...

Their influence which extended to picking compliant ministers and filling senior roles at the tax collector SARS the NPA and the intelligence and law enforcement agencies gave the brothers sweeping powers under Jacob Zuma's government...

The key trials will be those of former President Jacob Zuma currently under way ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule and 11 others on fraud and money-laundering charges and that of Zuma's former State Security Minister Bongani Bongo on various corruption charges (AC Vol 62 No 11 Fightback lands in the courts)...


Fightback lands in the courts

Only the most dedicated or heavily sponsored supporters of Ace Magashule the ANC's suspended Secretary-General and Jacob Zuma the party's former President mobilise on the streets in their support...

Last month former North West ANC Premier Supra Mahumapelo a key ally of Magashule and indicted former President Jacob Zuma was suspended from the party for five years for misconduct by an ANC disciplinary committee...


Magashule overplays his hand

Magashule's suspension signals a major setback for the faction loyal to former president Jacob Zuma which has consistently frustrated Ramaphosa's efforts to end corruption revive the economy and renew the ruling party (AC Vol 62 No 8 The state capturers fight back)...

Team Cyril wins out Business community and civil society leaders the political class and the judiciary threw their weight behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's efforts to reform the African National Congress (ANC) resulting in a win over the faction led by suspended Secretary-General Ace Magashule and former President Jacob Zuma...

Most immediately vulnerable are the handful of residual loyalists to Jacob Zuma: State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo; Second Minister in the Presidency (Women and Youth) Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa; Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams; and Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi...

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The battle over the bench

The charges against him date back to 2008 when he was accused of trying to stall the corruption case against then African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma...


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