Key figure in the African National Congress who assumed office as the President of South Africa in 2009. He has been plagued by corruption charges for most of his political career.
He joined the African National Congress in 1959 despite receiving no formal schooling as a child.
He was President of the African National Congress and Deputy President of South Africa before becoming the country's president.
He's been married six times and is estimated to have 20 children across those marriages.
He took office as the President of South Africa ten years after Nelson Mandela ended his term in 1999.