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Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Msholozi)

Date of Birth: 12/04/1942
Place of Birth: Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province


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Gigaba raises sights still higher

The controversial Malusi Gigaba, the former Home Affairs Minister now elevated to the Finance Ministry, has been proposed by influential sections of the African National Congress as a compromise candidate to succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC and state President...

It believes the older generation of ANC leaders is failing to connect with young people and is at a disadvantage facing youthful party leaders such as the Democratic Alliance's Mmusi Maimane and the Economic Freedom Fighters' Julius Malema, a former ANCYL leader (AC Vol 58 No 4, The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...


New script in KwaZulu-Natal

The powerful KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) branch of the African National Congress, the governing party's largest, lifted Jacob Zuma into the ANC presidency at its 2007 and 2012 national conferences and has long been considered his safest haven...


Omens and portents

This is an increasingly common refrain within the political class as evidence mounts that, in emulation of neighbouring Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's survival strategy, President Jacob Zuma has not been deflected from a policy of protecting widespread rent-seeking behind a populist smokescreen...

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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 57 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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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)...


'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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