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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Zuma, Jacob

1942 -

Zuma joined the ANC in 1958 and MK in 1962. He was imprisoned on Robben Island from 1963 to 1973. He left South Africa in 1975 and spent the next 12 years in the service of the ANC in Swaziland and Mozambique. He became a member of the ANC's NEC in 1977 and was appointed Deputy Chief Representative, and then Chief Representative, of the ANC in Mozambique until 1984. He also served on the ANC Military Political Committees in the mid-eighties and became Chief of ANC Intelligence in Lusaka in 1987.

In 1994 Zuma was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the ANC, National Chairperson and KZN Chairperson of the ANC. He was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005, being removed from his position by the President because there were corruption charges against him.

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