Supporters of South African President Jacob Zuma.
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Supporters of South African President Jacob Zuma.
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Jacob Zuma’s Reelection and the Most Dangerous Job in South Africa

December 20, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
With Zuma poised to lead the nation for another term, South Africa’s racial tensions are not likely to abate any time soon.
 

Amid hearty renditions of apartheid-era songs and wails from vuvuzelas, South African President Jacob Zuma was swept to victory on Tuesday in his party’s leadership election. Since his party—the African National Congress—holds dominant influence over the black majority of South Africa’s population, the win effectively secures Africa’s most powerful office until 2019.

Zuma’s victory has sobering implications for South Africa because he has repeatedly condemned the white minority’s control of the country’s economy, and has worked toward a widespread transfer of wealth to the nation’s black population, including the redistribution of white-owned farms.

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