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It's Zuma's 75th Birthday Today And He's Going To Kliptown To Celebrate

Zuma's father was a police officer who died when Zuma was four, and his mother was a domestic worker.

12/04/2017 09:31 SAST | Updated 12/04/2017 12:25 SAST
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President Jacob Zuma addresses a press conference after his dismissal as Deputy President by then President Thabo Mbeki in Cape Town, South Africa June 14, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

The ANC is set to to celebrate President Jacob Zuma's 75th birthday at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown on Wednesday afternoon.

This as the EFF, DA, Cope, IFP, APC, ACDP, AIC and UDM plan to march to the Union Buildings on Wednesday morning, calling for Zuma to resign.

According South African History Online, Zuma was born in 1942 in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

His father was a police officer who died when Zuma was four, and his mother was a domestic worker.

Zuma is believed to have taught himself to read by looking at the books of other children who attended school. Zuma and his friends also approached a local woman who had a Grade 6 education to teach them and paid her 25 cents for a lesson.

In 1959 he joined the ANC and its youth league.

Zuma spent 10 years on Robben Island after he was found guilty of planning to go to Zambia for military training.

Zuma shares his birthday with former finance minister Pravin Gorhan, who turns 68.

- News 24

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