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Jacob Zuma
4th President of South Africa
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 May 2009
Deputy Kgalema Motlanthe
Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded by Kgalema Motlanthe
President of the African National Congress
Incumbent
Assumed office
18 December 2007
Deputy Kgalema Motlanthe
Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded by Thabo Mbeki
Deputy President of South Africa
In office
14 June 1999 â€“ 14 June 2005
President Thabo Mbeki
Preceded by Thabo Mbeki
Succeeded by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Personal details
Born Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
(1942-04-12) 12 April 1942 (age 74)
Nkandla, South Africa
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo (1973–present)
Kate Mantsho (1976–2000)[1]
Nkosazana Dlamini (1982–1998)
Nompumelelo Ntuli (2008–present)
Thobeka Mabhija (2010–present)[2]
Gloria Bongekile Ngema (2012–present)[3]
Children 20 (Estimated)[4]

Criminality is always the result of poverty. Countries that experience such a fundamental change as we have – we had the apartheid regime and must now develop a multicultural democracy – must necessarily pass through a phase of high crime rates.
Jacob Zuma
There is no cloud above my head - there is not even a mist.
When I joined the ANC, I never thought I would be anything. In no way, did I say, 'One day I could be the president. I think I am good material for the presidency.' Not at all.
Jacob Zuma
We South Africans are also crazy about football, so the World Cup can be nothing but successful.
Jacob Zuma
Africa suffered under European dominance for centuries.
The majority in this country have not seen anything wrong with Zuma. I go with the overwhelming feeling of this country. If the majority say, 'Zuma, do this,' I will do it.
Jacob Zuma
People are constantly applying double standards. Take the United States, for example. Washington wants the whole world to admire the country for its democracy. Then the government sends out its army, in the name of this democracy, and leaves behind the kind of chaos we see in Iraq.
Jacob Zuma
As a citizen of this country, I've got to be honest to the people of South Africa.
Jacob Zuma