News of Jacob Zuma the South African President

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is the president of South Africa. He was selected in 2009 and reelected in 2009. His political life dates back to the post-apartheid regime.  Zuma's personal life is a mystery of its own. His clan is msholo and was born on April 12, 1942. He deals well with the average South Africans, and they love him.

His father died when Zuma was five years of age.  His mother was not well off financially. Consequently, Zuma could not attend formal education and had to assist his mother. Zuma loved learning and taught himself writing, reading and numerals when in the bush. Interestingly, he now speaks many foreign languages such as French, English, and Swahili besides Zulu.  He has four wives and probably will get married to the fifth. He has had a total of six marriages; one woman died while he divorced another one. He had paid a dowry to a royal family is Mozambique for their daughter who should be the fifth wife. Zuma's children total up to twenty-one.

Jacob Zuma political life goes back to the apartheid regime where he was imprisoned together with Nelson Mandela for fighting against the discriminatory rule. He later joined ANC as the leader of a wing. Today he is also the president of the alliance of national congress.

Jacob Zuma is a man of controversies in his personal and political life. In 1999, he was accused of corruption charges on what were supposed to be country defense armaments. In 2005, he was accused by a woman of rape. The South African people were amazed by his ignorance about HIV/AIDS where he claimed that he had a shower after sex so as to avoid contracting this infection. The judge acquitted him. The corruption charges against him were also acquitted.  Check out this website at http://buzzsouthafrica.com/news/zuma/ and know more about President Jacob Zuma.

 His administration has been successful though challenges have been enormous. He had once to solve an issue of xenophobia in his country where some communities were evicting any person they deemed not to be a native South African. He was again in the spotlight during AU Summit in South Africa where the Sudan's president Al-Bashir was present. Al-Bashir was wanted by the Global Criminal Court for offenses against humanity conducted in his country. The South African president Jacob Zuma was to implement the arrest order which he defiantly chose to break. Today, the people of South African people want him to resign for varied reasons. A vote of confidence has been passed against him.