In a wide-ranging interview that moves from Nelson Mandela's legacy to economic recession to marital relations, Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International, USA, asks Jacob G. Zuma, President of South Africa, to address outside concerns about one of Africa's democratic success stories.
Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program -- Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is also Editor-at-Large of TIME magazine, a Washington Post columnist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He is the author of The Post American World and The Future of Freedom. Born in India in 1964, Dr. Zakaria went on to receive a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
President Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma is the President of South Africa, elected by Parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election.
Zuma is the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005. Zuma became the President of the ANC on December 18, 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. Zuma is also a lifelong member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), briefly serving on the party's Politburo until 1990.
(born April 12, 1942, Inkandla, S.Af.) President of South Africa from 2009. He joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1959 and its military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), in 1962. He was arrested the next year and sentenced to 10 years in prison. In 1975 he fled the country, and he continued to work for the ANC while based in neighbouring countries; he returned in 1990. In December 1997 he was elected deputy president of the ANC, and in June 1999 he was appointed deputy president of the country. He was dismissed from both positions in 2005 following charges of corruption, which were eventually dropped. He was elected president of the ANC in 2007 and president of the country in 2009.