President Jacob Zuma and former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan - two of South Africa’s most antagonistic politicians ever – share a birthday.
Zuma was born on 12 April 1942 in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
His father was a policeman who died when Zuma was young, and his mother was a domestic worker.
He received no formal schooling.
Gordhan was born on 12 April 1949 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
He matriculated from Sastri College.
In 1973 he graduated from the University of Durban-Westville with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree.
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