It’s been a tumultuous nine years in office for South Africa’s 75-year-old leader Jacob Zuma.
Time marked by economic decline and nearly 800 allegations of corruption.
In December, Zuma was replaced as leader of the African National Congress by his deputy and heir apparent – Cyril Ramaphosa. Then this week, Ramaphosa released a statement calling for patience as the two men held direct talks on “the transition and matters relating to Zuma’s position as the President of the Republic.”
- Ebrahim Rasool served as South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States.
To discuss Jacob Zuma’s future:
- Simon Barber is a veteran South African journalist.
- Roger Southall is an Emeritus Professor in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
- Kenneth Mwenda is a law professor at the University of Pretoria.
- Nhlanhla Sehume covers South African politics as a journalist and radio news anchor.
In a leaked audio recording, the ANC’s treasurer-general Paul Mashatile confirmed that President Jacob Zuma refused to step down at a meeting with the party's top six on Sunday. https://t.co/vvwGWBsUfm
— Mail & Guardian (@mailandguardian) February 8, 2018
Above all, the ANC wants to ensure President Jacob Zuma is not embarrassed in any way, as the party's deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte believes South Africa wouldn't like that. https://t.co/YmKWKhATt6
— Mail & Guardian (@mailandguardian) February 6, 2018
South Africa's Jacob Zuma could quit within days – ANC https://t.co/gNBmyjsOEZ
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 7, 2018