SOUTH AFRICA - AFTER THE APRIL 2009 ELECTIONS





Jacob Zuma, 67 was inaugurated as the fourth President of the new South Africa on 9th May 2009. He is divorced, legally married to three wives, has 17 children, was acquitted of rape charges and survived a long legal struggle against corruption charges. With this background, can he be the right person to continue Mandela’s policy of reconciliation and peace?

A report by Arnold WEHMHOERNER, former country director of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe