Jacob Zuma-South African President

Jacob Zuma-South African President
Jacob Zuma

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (born in Inkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 12 April 1942) was President of South Africa since May 9 2009.Ia also served as President of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling political party, and he served as Vice South Africa's president from 1999 to 2005.

Zuma is also frequently addressed by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi.
As a Zulu ANC politician and leader of the left's most prominent constituencies within the ANC, he has been trying to gather support from many quarters even after he was sacked from government in 2005 for alleged corruption. He remains popular, especially among the Zulu tribe and the ANC youth league. They said that Zuma had fought well. Although his political future looks bleak in the case of rape trial, the most vocal supporters remained loyal. They gathered outside the courthouse to show their support for him during the proceedings.
Zuma became ANC president on December 18, 2007 after beating Thabo Mbeki, President of the last in the conference in Polokwane ANC.



Zuma was born in Nkandla, now known as KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Clan name is Zuma. He was known familiarly by the name of his favorite Msholozi and never getting a formal education after primary school, but learning itself. He only studied up to class 3 (now called class 5). He passed his childhood moving between Zululand and the suburbs of Durban in the Umkhumbane (near Chesterville). His father was a policeman who died when Zuma was a kid.
Zuma into politics at a young age and joined the African National Congress in 1959. He became an active member of Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1962, after the ANC was banned in 1960.

Personal Life

On January 4, 2010, he married his fifth wife, Tobeka Madiba (36 years) in Zulu tribal marriage ceremony. Not until the marriage took place the fifth word got out that he also had been engaged to Gloria Bongi Ngema perempan named. Ngema is likely to become his sixth wife. Before marrying Madiba, Zuma married Sizakele Khumalo in 1973. In January 2008, Zuma married Nompumelelo Ntuli. After becoming president, he was accompanied by three mothers in state tasks of state.
Zuma's two wives were no longer with him. Kate Mantsho Zuma committed suicide (2000). Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (Home Minister) divorced him in 1998. "Traditional Marriage President Jacob Zuma and Tobeka Madiba on January 4 is a private family ceremony," said the statement from the president's office. In the marriage ceremony, Madiba was introduced to the tribal elders and ancestors.
Madiba has two children with Zuma. He has also attended the official duties as first lady and the media quoted as Tobeka Madiba-Zuma. In fact, intended to marry Madiba Zuma in 2008. But the plan was postponed due to political commitment. In 2008, Zuma has paid ilobolo (dowry) to the family of Madiba. Beginning in 2010, Madiba family sends gifts to the Zuma family. That mengindisikan that all matters of marriage has been arranged.

Adapaun sixth marriage with Ngema has not set a date. Ngema family had been known to give umbondo (reward) for the family the last week in December 2009 or the first week of January 2010. Ngema from Durban and worked for IBM in Johannesburg and has a daughter named Sinqumo with Zuma.

Of the wives or the women who unite in love with him, Zuma has had children with more than 10 people is possible even 19 children.

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