Zuma: A Biography

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Jonathan Ball, Feb 18, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 390 pages
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The first edition of Zuma, published in late 2008, concluded with Jacob Zuma's future balancing on a knife's edge. National elections loomed, but so did corruption charges and endless court battles.

Since then Zuma's star has spectacularly risen - the 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.

But he has also recently suffered a huge blow with revelations of another love child, this time with the daughter of soccer supremo Irvine Khoza. Many of his supporters have distanced themselves from him, and Zuma is looking isolated. Pundits are once again wondering how long he'll survive as President.

In this revised and updated edition, Jeremy Gordin takes the reader right up to present. He covers in detail the highs and lows of Zuma's past 18 months, including the final salvoes of his legal battles, as well as his first year as President.

New material in this paperback edition also includes the 'Pedro' document (a document Zuma wrote in 1986), and accurate information on his wives and children.

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About the author (2011)

JEREMY GORDIN is the Director of the Investigative Journalism Workshop's Justice Project at Wits University. He has co-authored two books of investigative journalism, The Infernal Tower and A Long Night's Damage and is also the author of several collections of poetry. He was born in Pretoria, studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and UNISA. He is married with two children.

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