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Jacob Zuma

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is the President of South Africa,elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election. Zuma is the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005.

Zuma became the President of the ANC on 18 December 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. Zuma was also a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), 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,following a conclusion by Judge Nicholson of improper interference in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.

Headlines Around the Web

Zuma concerned over S Africa economy

May 30 - Financial Times

ANC conference focuses on economic woes

Dec 16, 2012 - Financial Times

South Africa warns of cost of unrest

Sep 17, 2012 - Financial Times

South Africa: More Jobs Created in 2011

Feb 10, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Africa: Towards a New African Economy

Jan 09, 2012 - AllAfrica News

South Africa: IMF Chief Lagarde Meets Zuma

Jan 07, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Libya: South Africa in Rebuilding Talks

Jan 03, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Jacob Zuma

South Africa Buries 'Greatest Son' Mandela

By Reuters

South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, JESSE JACKSON, BARACK OBAMA, UNEMPLOYMENT, ELECTIONS, CIVIL RIGHTS

South Africa's First Black President Nelson Mandela Laid to Rest in State Funeral

By IBTimes UK

Prince Charles and President Zuma were among the four thousand dignitaries who attended the funeral. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, RICHARD BRANSON, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, OPRAH WINFREY, CONGRESS

Nelson Mandela Funeral: Tributes From People Who Knew Him Best

By IBTimes UK

Most touching tributes at the funeral of Nelson Mandela paid by those who knew him best. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, MALAWI

In Pictures: Final Farewell to 'Africa's Greatest Son' Nelson Mandela

By IBTimes UK

Nelson Mandela's body laid to rest after 10 days of commemorations for South African hero. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: RICHARD BRANSON, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, OPRAH WINFREY

Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'Not Invited to Nelson Mandela's Funeral'

By IBTimes UK

Tutu cancels flight after receiving no invitation to Mandela burial ceremony. (Dec 14)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA, AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, NELSON MANDELA, CONGRESS

Nelson Mandela's Final Journey in Pictures; Funeral at His Village on Sunday

By IBTimes IN

Former South African president Nelson Mandela's body was flown to his ancestral home in Eastern Cape on Saturday ahead of the funeral scheduled on Sunday. (Dec 14)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, NELSON MANDELA, INFECTION, CONGRESS

Nelson Mandela’s Body Returns Home

By IBTimes UK

Nelson Mandela's body will return to Mandela's ancestral home in the village of Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape on Saturday. (Dec 14)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, CONGRESS

South African Adventures: Paying our Last Respects to Nelson Mandela [BLOG]

By IBTimes UK

Expat Cath Everett asks if the father of the nation would have been pleased by memorial service fuss and confusion? (Dec 13)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, ELECTIONS, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE

Ridiculed Sign Language Interpreter Says He Was Hallucinating During Nelson Mandela Memorial [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial claimed that he saw angels streaking into the Johannesburg’s FNB stadium, which might explain why his interpretations were called “gibberish” by sign language experts. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA

Mandela Fake Language Interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie: I'm a Champion Signer [VIDEO]

By IBTimes UK

Thamsanqa Jantjie flapped his hands nonsensically at televised memorial service. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, FACEBOOK, NELSON MANDELA, CONGRESS, BARACK OBAMA

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