In 1991, Zuma casts a vote for the ANC’s new nationwide government. The ANC is the African Nationwide Congress, the political get together that has led South Africa because the finish of apartheid. For a few years, the ANC and different opposition events had been banned in South Africa.
Zuma campaigns with ANC chief Nelson Mandela, left, throughout South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. Mandela was elected President. Zuma grew to become the ANC’s nationwide chairman later that yr.
President Mandela is flanked by Zuma and Deputy President Thabo Mbeki, left, on the ANC’s Nationwide Congress in 1997. At this convention, Mandela introduced that he would be stepping down as president of the ANC and leaving it to Mbeki. Zuma would grow to be the get together’s deputy president. After Mbeki was elected to be the nation’s President in 1999, Zuma was appointed as his deputy.
In 2005, a South African court docket discovered businessman Schabir Shaik responsible of bribing Zuma between 1995 and 2002. Zuma, seen right here replying to a query in Parliament, was fired by President Mbaki over his alleged involvement within the bribery scandal.
Zuma leaves the Johannesburg Excessive Court docket in February 2006. He had been charged with raping a younger household good friend; he claimed the intercourse was consensual. Zuma was acquitted a couple of months later.
Zuma is congratulated by his legal professional after his acquittal in Might 2006.
Zuma provides an interview the day after his acquittal. He apologized to the nation and launched a bid for the presidency.
Zuma, proper, is congratulated by Mbeki after defeating him to grow to be the brand new president of the ANC in December 2007.
From left, Zuma, Mandela and Mbeki arrive on stage for Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration in August 2008.
Zuma sings and dances after a speech at a rally in February 2009. Zuma was elected as South Africa’s President a few months later.
Zuma takes an oath throughout his inauguration in Might 2009.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses journalists subsequent to Zuma in August 2009. The 2 met in Durban, South Africa.
Zuma addresses the United Nations Normal Meeting in September 2009.
Zuma indicators a blackboard in October 2009, pledging South Africa’s assist for a worldwide marketing campaign to guarantee training for all of the world’s kids.
Zuma sings and dances together with his new spouse, Thobeka Mabhija, at their wedding ceremony ceremony in January 2010. It was the fifth marriage for the polygamous Zuma.
Zuma inspects the troops at a ceremonial welcome in London in March 2010.
Zuma seems at a chess set with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II throughout his state go to in 2010. The chess set had been given to the Queen by Nelson Mandela in 1996.
Zuma and FIFA President Sepp Blatter handle the group earlier than the opening match of the 2010 World Cup. South Africa was the primary African nation to host the event.
Zuma, left, and Sky Sports activities commentator Chris Kamara play a charity soccer match in Cape City, South Africa, in July 2010.
Zuma shakes arms with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at a G20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea, in November 2010.
Zuma addresses dignitaries throughout the opening ceremony of an Worldwide Olympic Committee session in July 2011. The IOC was assembly to determine which metropolis would host the 2018 Winter Video games.
Zuma greets American civil-rights activist Jesse Jackson at a ceremony in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in January 2012.
Zuma toasts his 70th birthday in April 2012.
Zuma seems at Cyril Ramaphosa after Ramaphosa was elected deputy president of the ANC in December 2012. Zuma was re-elected because the get together’s president.
Zuma sings throughout a send-off ceremony for former President Nelson Mandela, who died in December 2013 on the age of 95.
Zuma unveils a large statue of Mandela on the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, in December 2013.
US President Barack Obama jokes with Zuma throughout a New York luncheon hosted by UN Secretary-Normal Ban Ki-moon in September 2015.
Zuma poses for a photograph following a tv interview in October 2015.
Zuma attends an African Union summit in January 2018.