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His Excellency

Jacob Zuma

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4th President of South Africa
In office
9 May 2009 – 14 February 2018
Deputy Kgalema Motlanthe (2009–2014)
Cyril Ramaphosa (2014–2018)
Preceded by Kgalema Motlanthe
Succeeded by Cyril Ramaphosa
President of the African National Congress
In office
18 December 2007 – 18 December 2017
Deputy Kgalema Motlanthe (2007–2012), Cyril Ramaphosa (2012–2017)
Preceded by Thabo Mbeki
Succeeded by Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President of South Africa
In office
14 June 1999 – 14 June 2005
President Thabo Mbeki
Preceded by Thabo Mbeki
Succeeded by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Member of Parliament
In office
1999–2005
Personal details
Born
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma

12 April 1942 (1942-04-12) (age 77)
Inkandla, Natal Province, Union of South Africa
Nationality South African
Political party African National Congress (1959–present)
Spouse(s) Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo
(1973–present)
Kate Zuma
(1976–2000)
Nkosazana Dlamini
(1982–1998)
Nompumelelo Ntuli
(2008–present)
Thobeka Mabhija
(2010–present)
Gloria Bongekile Ngema
(2012–present)
Children 20

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (born 12 April 1942) in what is now Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal is a South African politician. He has been the President of South Africa from 2009 to 2018.

In the 1960s, he was against the government of South Africa's policy of apartheid. He spent some time in prison on Robben Island for conspiring to overthrow the government.

In February 14, 2018 South Africa President Jacob Zuma resigned for a disputed disagreement instruction with the ruling African National Congress.

Personal life

In 2005 he was charged with rape but he was found not guilty.

One of their traditions he follows is polygamy (having more than one wife). He has had six wives (one of them killed herself in 2000) and has fathered more than twenty children.

Zuma was the person to tell the public on December 5, 2013 that Nelson Mandela had died.

Life After the Presidency

On the eve of the African National Congress having a vote of no confidence against him, Zuma resigned. A few weeks after he resigned, it was reported that he fathered a child with a 24 year old woman in a Durban hospital.


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