Jacob Zuma

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Date of Birth April 12, 1942
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Jacob Zuma

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is a South African politician who served as the fourth President of South Africa from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018. Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi. Zuma served as Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005, but was dismissed by President Thabo Mbeki in 2005 after Zuma's financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, was convicted of soliciting a bribe for Zuma. Zuma was nonetheless elected President of the African National Congress on 18 December 2007 after defeating Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. On 20 September 2008, Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the ANC's National Executive Committee. The recall came after South African High Court Judge Christopher Nicholson ruled Mbeki had improperly interfered with the operations of the National Prosecuting Authority, including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.

Born: Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, April 12, 1942, Nkandla, South Africa
Political party: African National Congress
Children: 20, including Gugulethu, Thuthukile and Duduzane
Deputy: Kgalema Motlanthe, Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded by: Kgalema Motlanthe
Succeeded by: Cyril Ramaphosa
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About Jacob Zuma

Key figure in the African National Congress who assumed office as the President of South Africa in 2009. He has been plagued by corruption charges for most of his political career.

Before Fame

He joined the African National Congress in 1959 despite receiving no formal schooling as a child.

Achievement

He was President of the African National Congress and Deputy President of South Africa before becoming the country's president.

Family Life

He's been married six times and is estimated to have 20 children across those marriages.

Associations

He took office as the President of South Africa ten years after Nelson Mandela ended his term in 1999.

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