ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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South Africa under Zuma

Jacob Zuma's ascendancy to president of South Africa was the outcome of an ideological and not personal struggle.

The African National Congress (ANC) has won a spect-Western Cape, where the Democratic Alliance has won an acular victory in South Africa’s fourth general elections held on 22 April, winning 264 of the 400 seats in the outright victory.

Superficially, the contest in South Africa this time seemed to National Assembly. It has also won in eight of the nine pro-be centred around the personality of ANC President Jacob Zuma. vincial assemblies. The only province where it has lost is the His dismissal as deputy president of South Africa by President Thabo Mbeki in June 2005, following the conviction of his financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, on charges of bribery, fraud and corruption related to a controversial multibillion dollar arms deal initiated way back when Nelson Mandela was the president, and coming under parliamentary scanner during the first p residential term of Thabo Mbeki, marked the first open break between Mbeki and Zuma.

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