President Jacob Zuma had his wits and quick-thinking tested during his annual chess tournament on Tuesday, The Times reports. President Jacob Zuma may have few equals on the political chessboard‚ but when it comes to the real thing‚ he was no match for a budding schoolboy grand master on Tuesday.
This is the eight such tournament Zuma has presided over‚ taking place away from Nkandla for the first time this year. It is organised by Jacob G Zuma Foundation and‚ since its inception in 2009‚ has grown in popularity and reached out to scores of schoolchildren during the December holiday.
Zuma said the pastime had grown enormously to become arguably the fastest growing sport in the country.