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.