Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, GCB is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election.
He was reelected in the 2014 election.
Zuma is the President of the African National Congress, the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005.
Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi.
Zuma became the President of the ANC on 18 December 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane.
He was re-elected as ANC leader at the ANC conference in Manguang on 18 December 2012, defeating challenger Kgalema Motlanthe by a large majority.
Zuma was also a member of the South African Communist Party, briefly serving on the party's Politburo until he left the party in 1990.
On 20 September 2008, Thabo Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the African National Congress's National Executive Committee.
The recall came after South African High Court Judge Christopher Nicholson ruled that Mbeki had improperly interfered with the operations of the National Prosecuting Authority, including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African minister inadvertently misled parliament when she said a local consultancy firm linked to business friends of former President Jacob Zuma had no contracts with.. Reuters
For many, South Africa's new president marks a fresh start for the country. Many in the republic are hoping Cyril Ramaphosa's first term will represent a break from the past, and the corruption-tainted.. Source: Euronews English -
The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa's new president has fueled huge hope for change, after nine years of economic stagnation and corruption scandals under his predecessor Jacob Zuma. Sighs.. Source: Euronews English -
Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as president sent a wave of optimism rippling through South Africa. Many are hungry for economic change after years of weak growth and high unemployment under his.. Source: Euronews English -
Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb 20, 2018 / 01:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The first State of the Nation address by South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been welcomed by one of the country's.. CNA
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Civil rights group AfriForum wants South Africa's highest court to quash a rule signed by former president Jacob Zuma that says evidence produced at a judicial inquiry into.. Reuters
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early-morning jogs and walks in which he chats and takes selfies with the public. Ramaphosa,.. Seattle Times
South African authorities are escalating an anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to track suspects believed to.. FOXNews.com Also reported by •Seattle Times
Johannesburg (AFP) Feb 18, 2018
South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma to other countries including India, China and Dubai, the police minister said.. Terra Daily
The former South African state prosecutor who led the case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against Jacob Zuma, the ex-president who left office last week.. FOXNews.com Also reported by •Seattle Times
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will face "tough decisions" as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation, new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought.. Reuters
It’s rarely remarked upon because of the relative freedom of the press there but South Africa has in effect been a one-party state since the end of Apartheid in the early 1990s. At no point has the.. Proactive Investors
Jacob Zuma stepped down as president of South Africa on Wednesday, leaving a nation weakened by his nine years of rule yet in the hands of the same political party — the African National Congress —.. L.A. Times