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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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Kabila's survival strategy

Zuma's exit deepens Kabila's regional isolation Southern African support for President Joseph Kabila is beginning to wobble following the ousting of Jacob Zuma, a key ally of the Congolese President...


Not yet Team Ramaphosa

There are now three discernible factions: the reformers around Ramaphosa, to which the whole economic team belongs; the hardline supporters of former President Jacob Zuma and his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma; and the New Premier League, those provincial chiefs who have broken away from the Zumas and have their own business and political bases outside the national centres of power...

He has brought back two finance ministers summarily fired by Jacob Zuma for rebuffing demands for easy access to state funds that benefited the Gupta brothers' businesses...


A Saint Valentine's Day massacre, of sorts

When it came, the end for Jacob Zuma came quickly...

Claiming credit for the Zexit After nine years of Jacob Zuma's presidency and patronage, there is no shortage of activists who can claim a role in his downfall...


Zuma goes down fighting

The African National Congress has decided to remove President Jacob Zuma from office after a tenure dogged by corruption, scandal and economic stagnation...

Ten days that sank Zuma Sunday 4 February: African National Congress top six meet with Jacob Zuma following the mandate from the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) to negotiate his resignation...


Two steps forward…

Cyril Ramaphosa's election as president of the African National Congress in December and anticipation that he will take Jacob Zuma's place as state president within the next few months have caused renewed optimism about South Africa...

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Big change, no fanfare

His approach to Jacob Zuma, who is expected to stay on as national president for several more weeks, is typical of the Ramaphosa method: always polite but clear...

From Zuma to Ramaphosa 9 December 2015: Jacob Zuma replaces respected Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene with unknown Des van Rooyen...


Cyril presses his advantage

The centre of gravity in the governing African National Congress has shifted towards its new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, who now has a decisive tactical advantage over the national President, Jacob Zuma...

Sipho Pityana, the former senior ANC official, businessman and founder of the protest movement Save South Africa, recently likened the party to a 'rotten cake' (AC Vol 58 No 4, The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency)...


Pushing Zuma to the exit

The next test for Cyril Ramaphosa, elected president of the African National Congress on 18 December, is to engineer the departure of his predecessor Jacob Zuma from the national presidency before the opening of Parliament on 8 February...

Ramaphosa's team of rivals Even if his efforts to drive Jacob Zuma from the national presidency are successful, the African National Congress's new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, will have to consult widely and make big compromises to form a new government...


A fight to the photo-finish

The conference may end up like the ANC's recent Eastern Cape provincial elective conference, where delegates supporting the competing factions came to blows or like the disputed KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial conference, where allies of President Jacob Zuma were accused of artificially bumping up pro-Zuma branch delegate numbers, and excluding pro-Ramaphosa branches (AC Vol 58 No 24, The countdown begins)...

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