Caption: Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal, 21 December 2016 – The president rolled up his sleeves and went head-to-head with pupil Nokwanda Gcaba at an annual chess tournament took in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: eNCA
South Africa’s President is well known for many (negative) things in the country and abroad. It has become an annual tradition to host a chess tournament to help developing strategic thinking in pupils organised by the Jacob G Zuma Foundation. Nokwanda Gcaba‚ 13‚ from AmaJuba‚ Newcastle was this year his opponent during the tournament in Mandeni‚ on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast and Zuma got outsmarted by Nokwanda. Maybe Zuma should get some advice and training in chess before next year’s tournament!
Zuma the chess player vs 5 year old Keagan Rowe – and counting. His game against Keagon in 2013 ended up in a stale mate.