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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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How to repeat the Mugabe mantra

Just as mounting political crises again threatened to overwhelm President Jacob Zuma he pulled out the land card to buy himself breathing space before the African National Congress's elective conference in nine months' time...

Zuma has long appeased traditional leaders as he sees their power as crucial to ensuring his own political survival and that of the ANC in 2019 (AC Vol 58 No 4 The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...

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Zuma's anti-Gordhan play

President Jacob Zuma has become increasingly irritated with his respected Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan who was widely praised after presenting a balanced budget on 22 February amidst trying economic circumstances (AC Vol 58 No 4 The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...

Zuma learned the limits of his power when he was forced to abandon plans to replace the then Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene with David van Rooyen and ended up re-appointing Gordhan (AC 56 No 25 Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency

With ten more months as leader of the African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma tried to shore up his government with a flurry of populist policies – long on rhetoric and short on detail – at the opening of Parliament on 9 February...

For the past year he has been locked in battle with President Jacob Zuma over sundry investigations into the well-connected Gupta family's influence on state spending decisions and presidential plans for multi-billion dollar nuclear power contracts to be awarded to Russian state companies (AC Vol 58 No 1 Power struggle goes nuclear)...

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Global shocks, local differences

Infighting in the governing African National Congress is holding back economic policy reforms especially those in the state-owned enterprises regarded as one of President Jacob Zuma's remaining fiefdoms...

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Power struggle goes nuclear

On South Africa's Reconciliation Day on 16 December President Jacob Zuma's speech in the North-West Province was brought to a halt when strong wind and heavy rain blew away the marquee where he was speaking...


The numbers game next year

After surviving an attempt by his opponents on the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) to organise a no-confidence vote last month President Jacob Zuma is said to be reviving plans to purge his enemies in the cabinet (AC Vol 57 No 24 Clinging to the wreckage)...


MK vs JZ

General Siphiwe Nyanda was during the liberation struggle one of Jacob Zuma's closest confidants in the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC) Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) but has turned against him...


'Afrexit' on hold

South Africa may yet return to the court as its own human rights lawyers lodge ever more cases or after President Jacob Zuma leaves power (AC Vol 57 No 23 Starting the post-Zuma race)...


Clinging to the wreckage

The African National Congress looked more deeply divided than ever as fault lines over the presidency of Jacob Zuma deepened early this week...


Gordhan in ratings war

President Jacob Zuma and his allies are hoping rating agencies will downgrade South Africa's credit status to 'junk' sources among his supporters have told Africa Confidential...

Zuma has been gunning for Gordhan ever since he was obliged by the economic and business community as well as ANC leaders to reinstate him after his disastrous sacking of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene last December (AC Vol 56 No 25 Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


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