Deputy presidents are normally unknown quantities outside their own countries, unless they become potential presidential successors or get into hot water. South Africa’s Jacob Zuma has managed to do both simultaneously. Last month, the sixty-four-year-old Zuma, number-two leader of the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s largest political party, was acquitted of rape in a bruising trial in Johannesburg. Zuma still faces another, perhaps even more daunting...
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