S. Africa’s Zuma Leaves Office As He Entered — Accused Of Corruption

South African President Jacob Zuma (right) shares a laugh with Cyril Ramaphosa in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 2012. Zuma is being forced out as president and is widely expected to be replaced by Ramaphosa.

Jacob Zuma faced corruption allegations even before he became president in 2009. A steady stream of charges has dogged his nine-year tenure, the rockiest period in South Africa’s post-apartheid era.

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