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Jacob Zuma

  • Zuma's own tenure has been marred by numerous corruption scandals and the party wants him to end his second five-year term early so that it can shore up support ahead of 2019 elections.

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday effective immediately, bowing to pressure from the ruling ANC party as it pushed for a no-confidence vote on his beleaguered leadership.
    Speaking during a 30-minute national televised address, Zuma said that he had "come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect".

  • Ramaphosa faces numerous challenges, among them rebuilding the nation's stagnating economy. The rand, South Africa's currency, rose against the dollar to its strongest point in three years in reaction to Zuma's resignation.

    South Africa's parliament formally chose Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's new president Thursday.

  • During his business career, Ramaphosa held stakes in McDonald's and Coca-Cola's local ventures and made millions in deals that required investors to partner with non-white shareholders. He became one of the richest men on the continent -- reaching number 42 on the Forbes list of Africa's wealthiest people in 2015 with a net worth of $450 million (383 million euros).

    Cyril Ramaphosa's long and eventful career has taken him from trade union activist to multi-millionaire -- and is now likely to become president of South Africa. After South Africa dismantled apartheid, Ramaphosa saw his hopes for the country's top job apparently dashed.

  • Zuma, in power since 2009 and beset by corruption allegations, has been in a weakened position since Deputy President Ramaphosa replaced him as ANC leader in December. Ramaphosa has talked of a transition of power since he took over as leader of the ANC.

    African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday he is holding direct talks with Jacob Zuma over a transition of power, in the strongest indication to date the South African president will step down after years of scandal.

  • According to the report, the former head of state is believed to have visited the baby under strict security on Thursday night.

    A 24 year-old woman has given birth in a Durban hospital to a child believed to be fathered by Jacob Zuma, News24 reported on Friday.

  • He was sworn into office on Thursday, a day after Zuma was forced to resign after his ruling African National Congress finally turned against his turbulent presidency.

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed a "new dawn" for the country Friday and promised to fight corruption following the resignation of his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, who was plagued by corruption scandals.

  • Zuma is accused of accepting 500,000 rand ($34,000) annually from Thales in 1999, in exchange for ...

    A South African court on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Jacob Zuma that sought to prevent his prosecution on corruption charges over a $2 billion arms deal.

  • Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) last month, was at the centre of the deal to buy European military kit that has cast a shadow over politics in Africa's most industrialised economy for years.

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma was charged with corruption on Friday over a $2.5 billion state arms deal, a stunning judicial ruling on a continent where political 'Big Men' rarely face their day in court.

  • South Africa’s elite police investigating unit, the Hawks, launched a corruption probe into Duduzane and the Gupta family in 2016.

    Duduzane Zuma, the son of scandal-plagued former South African president Jacob Zuma, will face charges relating to allegations of corruption, his lawyer said on Sunday.

  • In 2008, Zuma's supporters pushed out then-president Thabo Mbeki via a similar "recall" over allegations of abuse of power. In local polls in 2016, the ANC recorded its worst electoral result since coming to power in 1994 with Nelson Mandela at the helm as white-minority rule fell.

    South Africa's ruling ANC party on Tuesday "recalled" scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office but set no deadline for him to step down, pitching the country into further uncertainty.

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