OCCUPATION: African National Congress president
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: Widely expected to become President of South Africa this spring, Zuma will inherit a country afflicted by widespread HIV and escalating crime.
CON: Although he was acquitted at his 2006 rape trail, Zuma is still dogged by accusations of corruption, and his recent attempts to crack down on a local political cartoonist have only furthered his bad rep.
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