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Jacob Zuma

Data de nascimento: 12. Abril 1942


Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma GCB é um político sul-africano que foi presidente da Africa do Sul, após a vitória de seu partido nas eleições gerais de 2009, até 14 de fevereiro de 2018, quando renunciou. Também presidiu o Congresso Nacional Africano, partido governante do país, sendo substituído por Cyril Ramaphosa em 18 de dezembro de 2017, e foi vice-presidente da África do Sul de 1999 a 2005.Zuma é conhecido também por suas iniciais, JZ e pelo nome de seu clã, Msholozi. Tornou-se presidente do ANC em 18 de dezembro de 2007, depois de derrotar o seu rival, Thabo Mbeki, na conferência do partido, em Polokwane.

Zuma já passou por diversos problemas legais; foi acusado de estupro em 2005, porém acabou sendo absolvido no ano seguinte. Além disso, ele disputa uma longa batalha judicial contra acusações de estelionato e corrupção, depois de seu assessor financeiro, Schabir Shaik, ter sido condenado por corrupção e fraude. Em 6 de abril de 2009 a promotoria sul-africana decidiu retirar as acusações, alegando "interferência política".

No dia 14 de Fevereiro de 2018, Jacob Zuma renunciou ao cargo de presidente da República da África do Sul logo após um ultimato do seu partido. Jacob é alvo de mais de 800 acusações por corrupção relativa a contratos de armas do final dos anos 1990 e é investigado por supostamente ter usado o Estado para favorecer empresários com concessões públicas milionárias.

Citações Jacob Zuma

„The intention was not in pursuit of corrupt ends or to use state resources to unduly benefit me and my family. Hence, I have agreed to pay for the identified items once a determination is made. There are lessons to be learned for all of us in government which augur well for governance in the future.“

—  Jacob Zuma
Addressing the nation in response to the judgment of the Constitutional Court regarding irregularities by the Department of Public Works during the Nkandla project, and the powers of the Public Protector in this respect. Zuma: My actions were all in good faith, City Press (via News24), 1 April 2016


„The economy is not in our [i. e. black] hands, we are not in control of economic power. We have identified the weaknesses in [land reform]. Willing buyer, willing seller did not work. It made the state’s price tag an unfair process. In addition there are many laws dealing with land which cause confusion and delays. … Land hunger is real.“

—  Jacob Zuma
On 3 March 2017 during his annual address to the National House of Traditional Leaders, Zuma wants ‘black parties’ to unite on land issue, Citizen reporter (3 March 2017)

„We are going to shoot them, they are going to run; We are going to shoot them, with the machine gun; They are going to run. You are a white man – We are going to hit them – and you are going to run! Shoot the Boer! We are going to hit them – they are going to run! The Cabinet will shoot them with the machine gun! The Cabinet will shoot them with the machine gun! Shoot the Boer!“

—  Jacob Zuma
Singing to supporters at ANC celebrations in Bloemfontein on 8 January 2012, Is Jan van Riebeeck really the cause of all SA's misfortunes?, Dave Steward (16 January 2015) Jacob Zuma sings kill the Boer, youtube

„All the trouble began in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck landed in the Cape.“

—  Jacob Zuma
At an ANC fundraiser on 9 January 2015, Jan van Riebeeck Statement Lands Zuma in Hot Soup, by Oliver Ngwenya, 17 January 2015

„Ever since I was born I have never been involved in corruption and I will never be corrupt.“

—  Jacob Zuma
From the steps of the Johannesburg Public Library after his rape acquittal on 8 May 2006, Manto: Media sensationalised Zuma's shower statement, M&G, 11 May 2006

„South Africans cannot believe that a man who never went to school is the President and that is the reason why he must be attacked 24/7... No one has ever said it is a miracle for this man to have become president and wrote a column about it.“

—  Jacob Zuma
Speaking as patron of the Jacob Zuma Foundation at Dube House official residence, Morningside, South Africans cannot believe they have an uneducated president – Zuma, News24, 15 January 2016

„As Africans, long before the arrival of religion and [the] gospel, we had our own ways of doing things,... Those were times that the religious people refer to as dark days but we know that, during those times, there were no orphans or old-age homes. Christianity has brought along these things.“

—  Jacob Zuma
At an event in KwaZulu-Natal, Jacob Zuma blames Christianity for South Africa's problems, The Telegraph, 21 December 2011


„Even today, I would fight and die for you. I say that without any hesitation because that is what I stood for when I joined the struggle. I will stand for it until the end.“

—  Jacob Zuma
After his rape acquittal on 8 May 2006, Zuma castigates media after acquittal, M&G, 8 May 2006

„Western paradigm brands this criminal.“

—  Jacob Zuma
On page 22 of the 88-page submission to the National Prosecution Authority (NPA), drafted by Jacob Zuma's legal representative Michael Hulley in 2009, as reflected in an NPA analysis document, South Africa – Zuma argues corruption has no victims and only a “Western” paradigm, City Press (12 October 2014)

„Me?! What? I don’t know, unless I must go to the dictionary and learn what a crook is. I’ve never been a crook.... I'm saying I'm not a crook, I have never been a crook. I will never be a crook.“

—  Jacob Zuma
In reply to the question 'Are you a crook?', from BBC Panorama interviewer Fergal Keane, 11 February 2008

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