Zuma: The Biography

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    Jacob Zuma is the most influential man in Africa, a man who, during his thirty year career in South Africa's ANC, the party he now leads as President of South Africa, has battled seemingly innumerable corruption charges and braved apparently endless court cases to appear largely unscathed. With his outspoken views on HIV AIDs and polygamous marriage to four wives, he can seem enigmatic to those in the West. In late 2008, though he appeared anything but bulletproof. The year concluded with his future balancing on a knife's edge. National elections loomed, as did more and more charges. Somehow he survived and since then Zuma's star has spectacularly risen - rape and corruption charges were dropped, he led the ANC to election victory and duly became President of South Africa, and his new cabinet and government appointments were generally well received. Following more accusations of fraud and corruption and the recent revelation of yet another love-child however his supporters are starting to distance themselves from him, and Zuma is beginning to look isolated. This is an in-depth study of one of the most controversial and influential world leaders, as well as a portrait of the culture and context that produced him.

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    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781849543231
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    Listed in: Historical, political & military, African history, Political leaders & leadership
    Publisher: Biteback Publishing

    Books by Jeremy Gordin

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