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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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On the back foot in Gauteng

We hear that Ramaphosa and allies were worried that Mabuza an erstwhile ally of ex-President Jacob Zuma would switch to Zuma's new party uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) which some pollster claim could take half the votes in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)...


A reckoning for the Ramaphosa party

Electoral activists say that Russia is backing both the ANC and former President Jacob Zuma...

Africa Confidential understands that the high-risk stations are mainly in KwaZulu-Natal where the newly formed MK party of former President Jacob Zuma is making a bid to topple the ruling ANC as the biggest party in the province with some spillover into Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces...


Zuma challenges the ANC in his base

The complex arithmetic between provincial and national votes means that former President Jacob Zuma's new party could wreck the ruling African National Congress's (ANC) chances of scraping a narrow majority in the elections on 29 May...

JACOB ZUMA'S LEGACY PARTY ON PARADE The interim National Leadership Core of uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) is made up of mostly former African National Congress members loyal to former President Jacob Zuma...


Coalition talks divide ANC leaders

New popular breakaway parties including uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) endorsed by former President Jacob Zuma and the African Congress for Transformation (ACT) formed by former ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule and the formation of the country's first pre-electoral coalition the Multi-Party Charter led by the Democratic Alliance (DA) pose a major threat to the ANC remaining in power...


Parties prepare for the costliest election

The IFP – which is in a pivotal three-way battle for KwaZulu-Natal with the ANC and uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) the new party of former President Jacob Zuma – secured only R191 040 in private donations in the third quarter of 2023/24...

Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Qatar Russia and Chinese money are increasingly funding party political activities in South Africa – mainly to the ANC and to uMkhonto weSizwe the new party of former President Jacob Zuma (AC Vol 64 No 12 Arms in the night & Vol 64 No 18 Beijing asserts global south leadership role)...


Ramaphosa and Mashatile clash on election date

But when he looked at the voting projections again he struck a last-minute deal with former Deputy President David Mabuza; that allowed him to divide supporters of the Jacob Zuma and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and delivered Ramaphosa the party presidency by a slim margin in December 2017...

Two months later Ramaphosa led a delegation of the six top ANC officials to persuade Jacob Zuma to step down...

His supporters remind journalists what happened the last time a President sacked his deputy: that was Thabo Mbeki who sacked Jacob Zuma in 2005...


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The tide swings against the ANC

Former President Jacob Zuma's uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party was on 13% likely at the expense of the ANC and Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) which is down to 10% (AC Vol 64 No 24 Contenders brace for electoral upsets)...

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All eyes on KwaZulu-Natal

The convicted former President Jacob Zuma has promised to vote for the MK party (AC Vol 65 No 1 Jacob Zuma's revenge)...


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