|4th President of South Africa|
9 May 2009
|Preceded by||Kgalema Motlanthe|
|President of the African National Congress|
18 December 2007
|Preceded by||Thabo Mbeki|
|Deputy President of South Africa|
14 June 1999 – 14 June 2005
|Preceded by||Thabo Mbeki|
|Succeeded by||Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka|
|Born||Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
12 April 1942
Nkandla, South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress|
|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)
Jacob Zuma was born on 12 April 1942 in Inkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province.
His dad kicked the bucket at the end of World War II, after which his mom took up occupation as a household specialist in Durban. He spent his youth moving in the middle of Zululand and suburbia of Durban, and by age 15 tackled odd employments to supplement his mom’s income.
Owing to his denied youth, Jacob Zuma did not get any formal schooling. Vigorously influenced by an exchange unionist relative, he got to be involved in governmental issues at an early age and joined the African National Congress in 1959. He turned into a dynamic individual from Umkhonto We Sizwe in 1962, following the banning of the ANC in 1960.
While on out of the nation in 1963, he was captured with a gathering of 45 volunteers close Zeerust in what was then the western Transvaal (now the Northern West Province). Indicted conspiring to topple the government, he was sentenced to 10 years’ detainment, which he served on Robben Island.
After his discharge, Jacob Zuma assembled internal resistance and was instrumental in the re-foundation of ANC underground structures in the then Natal province, (KwaZulu-Natal) somewhere around 1973 and 1975.
He cleared out South Africa in 1975 and for the following 12 years, based first in Swaziland and after that Mozambique, managed a large number of youthful outcasts who poured out of South Africa in the wake of the Soweto uprising.
He lived in a few African nations working for the ANC, where he climbed quickly through the positions to end up an individual from the ANC National Executive Committee in 1977. He likewise served as Deputy Chief Representative of the ANC in Mozambique, a post he involved until the signing of the Nkomati Accord between the Mozambican and South African governments in 1984. In the wake of signing the Accord, he was appointed as Chief Representative of the ANC and was one of a couple who remained in Mozambique to complete the work of the association, crossing in and out of South Africa on various events.
Jacob Zuma was compelled to leave Mozambique in January 1987 after significant weight on the Mozambican government by the PW Botha administration. He moved to the ANC Head Office in Lusaka, Zambia, where he was appointed Head of Underground Structures and presently Chief of the Intelligence Department.
He served on the ANC’s political and military committee when it was framed in the mid-80s.
Following the unbanning of the ANC in February 1990, he was one of the first ANC pioneers to come back to South Africa to begin the procedure of arrangements, and was instrumental in organizing the Groote Schuur Minute between the FW de Klerk administration and the ANC that came to imperative choices about the arrival of outcasts and the arrival of political detainees.
In 1990, at the first Regional Congress of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), he was chosen Chairperson of the Southern Natal district and played a leading part in fighting brutality in the locale. This brought about various Peace Accords involving the ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)
In 1991, at the first ANC National Conference held in South Africa after the unbanning of the association, he was chosen the Deputy Secretary General of the ANC.
In January 1994, he was nominated as the ANC contender for the Premiership of the KZN province. He is for the most part viewed as the individual most instrumental in achieving the peace that is presently appreciated by the general population of KZN and in October 1998 he was regarded with the Nelson Mandela Award for Outstanding Leadership in Washington DC, USA.
After the first national popularity based races in South Africa in 1994, Jacob Zuma was appointed as Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) of Economic Affairs and Tourism for the KZN provincial government.
He is additionally a supporter of the KZN Reconstruction and Development Project (RDP) Bursary Fund, which is linked to the RDP area of the Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism. He set up this bursary asset, using finances that every cabinet individual from the KZN province was given to use on any undertaking of their decision. Owing to his country foundation and sympathy for the poorest of poor people, he chose to utilize his designation to instruct destitute individuals in rustic zones by establishing the bursary store. The asset concentrates mainly on elementary school kids in the rustic regions however has, from 1999, began assisting understudies at tertiary institutions. There is as of now in abundance of 1,000 students being helped at essential level and 10 at tertiary institutions.
In December 1994, Jacob Zuma was chosen National Chairperson of the ANC and director of the ANC in KZN. He was re-chosen to the last position in 1996.
He was chosen Deputy President of the ANC at the National Conference held at Mafikeng in December 1997. Jacob Zuma was appointed Executive Deputy President of South Africa in June 1999.
Jacob Zuma was chosen President of the ANC at the National Conference held at Polokwane in December 2007.
He was chosen President of the Republic of South Africa on 6 May 2009. He was inaugurated at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 9 May 2009.