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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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Memo misfire

On 3 February the Johannesburg Sunday Times claimed the ambassadors of the United States Britain the Netherlands Germany and Switzerland – who account for some 60% of foreign investment in South Africa between them – had sent a confidential memo in mid-2018 to Ramaphosa claiming that his US$100 billion investment drive was bound to fail if corrupt officials from former President Jacob Zuma's administration were not prosecuted and jailed...


The fight for the ANC’s soul

In the election President Cyril Ramaphosa will need the support of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) the other two planks of the 'tripartite alliance' while he continues to try to purge the party of supporters of ex-President Jacob Zuma...


Win first, then work

The disastrous legacy of former President Jacob Zuma may seem distant but its echoes will continue to sound and clog his successor's agenda...

Jacob Zuma was the focus for their anger and now that he has gone they have embraced increasingly radical policies to make up for his absence...

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Fund in the firing line

8 trillion rand (US$132 billion) could prove to be at the heart of a matrix of state corruption which saw billions in government pension fund money being dished out to cronies of former President Jacob Zuma for high-risk and politically motivated deals...

• 2016: VBS Bank grants former President Jacob Zuma a loan of R7...


Ramaphosa rattled

President Cyril Ramaphosa is under increasing pressure to explain the contradictions of his five-year term as deputy President of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under former President Jacob Zuma who is facing multiple fraud charges and accusations of 'state capture' by the billionaire Gupta brothers...


Cyril’s new business plan

Last week he went further to propose closing the ailing flag carrier South African Airways because it has drained state funds under the management of Dudu Myeni an acolyte of former President Jacob Zuma...


The Brexit connection

The Hawks overwhelmed by anti-corruption cases involving allies of former President Jacob Zuma are not treating the Banks case as a priority...


Riyadh to the rescue

QuestionsAny deal between Saudi Arabia and South Africa's Paramount could raise questions for Ramaphosa as he struggles to contain former President Jacob Zuma and his allies who still wield political and financial power within the African National Congress...

The deal was blocked by two successive finance ministers Nhlanhla Nene (see Pointers Another one bites the dust) and Pravin Gordhan (AC Vol 56 No 25 Jacob Zuma's costly week & Vol 58 No 8 Zuma's edifice starts to wobble)...

Like so many of South Africa's state-owned enterprises Denel's finances have been hit by mismanagement and corruption most of it linked to ousted President Jacob Zuma's allies the Gupta family (AC Vol 59 No 6 Ramaphosa begins world tour & Vol 59 No 17 Europe discovers Africa again)...


Investors weigh rescue plan

With the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa in February South Africa experienced waves of 'Ramaphoria' following the hollowing out of the state under President Jacob Zuma and his disaster-prone leadership (AC Vol 59 No 5 Zexit Ramaphoria then political landmines)...

'Jacob Zuma was advancing a perspective about the "resolution of the national question" [ANC language for the race question] radically different from the long-established and historic position of the ANC … as part of this he [Zuma] also made bold to change the very nature of the ANC characterising it as a "black party" ' Mbeki wrote in the leaked document...

Ramaphosa's advisory panel on land reform Vuyokazi 'Vuyo' Mahlati member of the National Planning Commission and president of the African Farmers' Association of South Africa (chair of panel) Ruth Hall researcher and professor at the University of the Western Cape's Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies Professor Abdus Salam Mohammad Karaan professor in agricultural economics at Stellenbosch University Daniel Kriek Free State commercial livestock farmer and president of AgriSA an umbrella group of farming associations Bulelwa Mabasa attorney with expertise in land restitution and reform Thato Moagi young emerging farmer (aged 27) and entrepreneur Thandi Ngcobo chief executive and founder of the Dr J L Dube Institute for Humanitarian and Development Praxis at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Tembeka Ngcukaitobi advocate public speaker and author whose work for the Legal Resources Centre and Johannesburg Bar spans public law labour law and competition Nick Serfontein chairman of Sernick Group which is cooperating with Ramaphosa; 2016 Free State Farmer of the Year and Mentor of the Year Wandile Sihlobo agricultural economist head of research at the Agricultural Business Chamber independent advisor to Afgrain Food Groups Called to account Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance has requested confirmation from the Zondo Commission into state capture that the following former and serving state officials be called to testify: Lynne Brown former Energy Minister Jessie Duarte ANC Deputy Secretary-General Arthur Fraser former spy chief/Director-General of the State Security Agency now National Commissioner of Correctional Services Malusi Gigaba former Finance Minister now Minister of Home Affairs David 'DD' Mabuza current Deputy President of the ANC and South Africa David Mahlobo former State Security Minister Gwede Mantashe Chairman of the African National Congress Tom Moyane former head of the South African Revenue Service the national tax collection agency Cyril Ramaphosa current ANC President and President of South Africa David Douglas 'Des' van Rooyen former Minister of Local Government Jacob Zuma former ANC President and President of the Republic of South Africa Mosebenzi Zwane former Minister of Mineral Resources ...


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