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Jacob Zuma’s presidency: by the numbers

Out of time.
Out of time.
  • Jackie Bischof
By Jackie Bischof

Talent Lab editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

South Africa president Jacob Zuma handed in his resignation today (Feb. 14), after weeks of painful and protracted discussions with the country’s ruling African National Congress. The embattled leader has rightly earned the nickname ‘Teflon president‘ for surviving multiple scandals since becoming ANC president in 2007, and South African president in 2009. The president described the pressure he faced to resign as “unfair,” but to many, it was a long time coming. After all, it only took:

for the ANC to force Zuma to step down.

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