The best African leader: Jacob Zuma
Nomakhavela Magazine wish recognize Mr. Jacob Zuma the ex president of South Africa. Nomakhavela Magazine wish to appreciate his work that he portrayed over the past years, he is truly a South African and African patriot.
I believe South Africa trampled his work under her feet by not recognizing his work whereas he sacrificed a lot for her.
Jacob Zuma was born in the rural areas of Nkandla on the 12 April 1942. Jacob Zuma lost his father when he was four years old, he would work temporary jobs to put food on the table.
Jacob Zuma joined Umkhonto Wesizwe in 1960’s an ANC wing that was formed to fight with apartheid government.
Jacob Zuma was forced to go to another countries for his safety. He left South Africa in 1975 to Swaziland after he was released from prison after serving 10 years in jail for conspiracy to overthrow apartheid government.
Jacob Zuma proceeded to Mozambique where he served as a Deputy Chief Representative of ANC.
In 1986 South African Apartheid government forced Mozambique to release six seniors of the ANC including Jacob Zuma he then moved to Lusaka in Zambia and appointed as a Head of Underground Structure.
Jacob Zuma returned to South Africa in 1990, he was instrumental in fighting violence between the ANC and IFP especially in KZN. He then became a president in 2009 until he resigned in 2018 following scandals that was leveled against him.
It is utmost important that South Africa and Africa as whole recognize and respect her leaders, putting aside political games and slander.