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

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.

Jacob Zuma became South Africa's president in 2009 amid suspicions of corruption. After nine years in office, and many more allegations, he resigned Wednesday after his own African National Congress party told him it was time to go.

Zuma, 75, was a political survivor. But he never escaped the taint of corruption, and his tenure marked the rockiest period in South Africa's post-apartheid era.

"There's nothing I've done wrong," Wednesday with the South African Broadcasting Corp. "What is the problem? I

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