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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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The man behind the sofa story

Once a key associate of President Jacob Zuma in the state security and intelligence apparatus Arthur Fraser has leapt onto the front pages with his claims about the burglary at President Cyril Ramaphosa's farm in 2020...

Africa Confidential has been informed that in revealing what he knows about the Phala Phala burglary Fraser may be attempting to escape criminal charges that could arise out of the final report of the Zondo Commission on State Capture which is eagerly awaited and expected to throw a spotlight on Fraser's activities on President Jacob Zuma's behalf...

Fraser's sister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi was a top South African Communist Party (SACP) official and a senior minister in the Mbeki cabinet who resigned after Mbeki was ousted by Jacob Zuma at the 2007 Polokwane ANC conference...


'Farmgate' rocks Ramaphosa

The Jacob Zuma-supporting RET faction is maximising Ramaphosa's embarrassment over the revelation that at least US$4 million hidden in a sofa at his game-farm north of Pretoria was stolen two years ago and then secretly investigated and covered up with pay-offs to the alleged thieves (AC Vol 63 No 12 Zuma's securocrats rattle Ramaphosa)...

It was Fraser who let ex-President Jacob Zuma out of prison on 'medical parole' last year (AC Vol 63 No 4 Top police face sack amid rising crime – see accompanying feature The man behind the sofa story)...


KwaZulu-Natal braces for a showdown

Once the powerhouse of the African National Congress (ANC) under former President Jacob Zuma his home province of KwaZulu-Natal has become a seething hotbed of economic sabotage political assassinations and defiance which threaten to erupt in insurrection and chaos...


Net closes around the Guptas

The two brothers who are wanted in South Africa on money-laundering charges have been on the run since the ousting of President Jacob Zuma in 2018...


Zuma's securocrats rattle Ramaphosa

Fraser one of convicted former President Jacob Zuma's most influential and loyal protectors has been fingered by the Commission on State Capture for running an illegal parallel security structure to protect Zuma from prosecution (AC Vol 63 No 4 Top police face sack amid rising crime)...


Zondo hands ANC a time-bomb

The Zondo reports thus far have established a clear narrative detailing how former President Jacob Zuma collaborated with the businessmen Gupta brothers and senior officials to siphon billions in state funds abroad with a sizeable cut for the politically connected in the ANC...


War offers Ramaphosa more options

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its discredited former President Jacob Zuma came close to striking a nuclear power deal with Russia (AC Vol 58 No 9 The trillion rand thank you)...


Continental ties tested in a zero-sum game

Putin who has tried to recapture what he sees as the glory of the Soviet Union as a superpower came close to locking former President Jacob Zuma into a 30-year deal for two nuclear power stations (AC Vol 58 No 9 The trillion rand thank you)...


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