Jacob Zuma images: At the age of 17, Zuma became involved in politics and joined the ANC. In 1962 he became a member of the newly formed ANC military wing, Umkhonto We Sizwe. He was arrested on numerous occasions for his political activism and was sent to Robben Island to serve a 10-year prison sentence. He was sworn in as president of South Africa on 9 May 2009. Below are images of Jacob Zuma available for licensing.