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Jacob Zuma was elected president of South Africa in 2009. In 2007, he won the presidency of the African National Congress, the country's leading political party.
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This has created some concern over the country's economic future.
In 2009, Zuma was elected president of South Africa, defeating Kgalema Motlanthe, who currently serves as his deputy president. As the leader of the ANC, Zuma is the party's prime candidate for the presidency in South Africa's 2014 elections. Zuma's re-election, however, could prove to be less than seamless due to mounting criticism that his administration has failed to improve the nation's economy or effectively battle corruption,
as well as his less-than-perfect criminal record.
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