SA presidents have had very unique characteristics and their presidencies have meant different things to different people. Mandela’s presidency is known to be the most revered as he is known to be the world best statesmen of all time.
Thabo Mbeki’s presidency was ANC’s best performing years on the ballot. Enter Jacob Zuma’s which was very scandalous (Nkandla , Gupta etc). Kgalema’s on the other hand was drama free and an interim role. Even though Cyril’s was ANC’s most dismal presidency on the ballots he is known to have rebranded the party and made people a lost more optimistic about the future of the ANC. See the Top 5 SA Presidents Of All Time By Ranking
Top 5 SA Presidents Of All Time By Ranking
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki is a South African politician who served as the second post-Apartheid President of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008.
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African politician and the fifth and current President of South Africa. He became President following the resignation of Jacob Zuma.
Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe is a South African politician who served as interim President of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.
5. Jacob Zuma
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is a South African politician who served as the fourth President of South Africa from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018. Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi