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Jacob Gedley’hlekisa Zuma SPEAKS!

South Africa’s former president Jacob Gedley’hlekisa Zuma, accused of orchestrating the systematic plunder of government coffers during his rule, launched a new book yesterday in which he intends “to the set record straight”.

Titled “Jacob Zuma Speaks”, the book comes after the 79-year-old was released from prison in September due to ill health, just two months into a 15-month sentence for continually refusing to appear before a corruption inquiry into his 2009-18 presidency.

Zuma’s spokesman Mzwanele Manyi said the book can be bought for 300 rand ($19) — or 1,000 rand ($62) for a signed copy — at “Car Boot sales” in Johannesburg.

Zuma was found guilty in June after refusing to obey a court order to appear before a commission probing “state capture” — the siphoning off of national assets, which occurred on a massive scale under his nine-year tenure.

His initial imprisonment in July sparked an unprecedented wave of violence in which more than 350 people died in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal and financial hub Johannesburg.

Since being released on medical parole, Zuma has returned to his $17 million estate in rural Nkandla.

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Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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