Jacob Zuma

How Zuma's political career survived his scandals

Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma, hero of the Zulu nation, has long been considered South Africa's 'President in Waiting.' But following allegations of corruption and rape, can he still secure the top job?
Zuma may have been acquitted of rape and corruption but the charges provided fodder for critics. "We saw his bank statement -- bouncing cheques, unpaid accounts. How can he handle the country's economy if he can't handle his personal finances?" asks journalist Redi Direko. But Zuma's popularity remains unaffected. "The people know me. They see the qualities I have."

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