Saturday, 11 December 2021 18:14

Jacob Zuma finally launches long-awaited autobiography.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Former president Jacob Zuma has finally launched his long awaited autobiography which has been on the cards since he announced plans to write it during the ANC’s 54th national conference in December 2017.

"Jacob Zuma Speaks" was launched virtually on Friday just two minutes before midnight.

Zuma’s grasp of the socio-economic challenges facing South Africa, and his commitment to "genuine transformation", are amply revealed.

"The book showcases the potency of Jacob Zuma’s ideas and provides crucial reflections on many South Africans current day social-economic challenges," the extract read.

The book states this is not an attempt to paint the former president in glowing light but rather allow the "reader to judge him on actual performance, rather than fake and often manufactured untruths."

Limited sales of the book will be made available from Monday, 13 December at Xarra Books in Midrand and delivered nationwide.

The book costs R300 for an unsigned copy and R1,000 for a signed copy.

With contributions from Professor Sipho Seepe, Kim Heller, Dudu Myeni and Themba Mathe, this is the first book endorsed by Zuma.