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South Africa’s “Teflon President” Might Be Finally Be Kicked Out Of Office. This Is Why.

South Africa’s “Teflon President” Might Be Finally Be Kicked Out Of Office. This Is Why.

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Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting pressure from within his own party to step down amid years of allegations of corruption. The ruling political party of South Africa has finally asked its president to resign, potentially breaking weeks of deadlock. Known as the “teflon president,” the 75-year-old Jacob Zuma was first elected in 2009. Sumaya Hisham / Reuters Zuma’s future as president plunged into uncertainty when mounting tensions from various opposition parties prompted him to postpone his State of the Nation speech last week. It was the first time a president has had to make such a move since former President Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech in 1994. Wikus De Wet / AFP / Getty I