The name Jacob Zuma has been consistently linked with controversy causing local and international media to scramble over each other to expose his shortcomings and scandals. Yet the man who has been in charge of the country since outsmarting and ousting then President Thabo Mbeki, in a sequence of events that shocked the country in December 2007, has somehow managed to defy the odds and hold onto power for two consecutive terms as ANC President. All this despite the corruption charges, rape scandals, polygamy and dodgy family business interests he has allegedly been involved in.

In his book Zuma Exposed, City Press assistant editor, Adriaan Basson, takes all of the stories we have read over the past five years and presents them in one depressing offering. While there are no new revelations into the man that many believe doesn’t deserve to be at the helm of one of Africa’s strongest economies, page after page of revelations will have you shaking your head in disbelief as once again you are reminded of the many flaws of the President.

Zuma Exposed also puts into sharp focus what many have known; that though President Zuma is a man with many flaws he is also a master at playing the victim and one of the most strategic survivors to ever come into power - not a character to be underestimated.

Widely criticised by the ANC for the pre-Mangaung timing of its release, the book will have any patriotic ANC voter questioning where to place their vote. A most compelling, albeit depressing, read.

The name Jacob Zuma has been consistently linked with controversy causing local and international media to scramble over each other to expose his shortcomings and scandals.

Fast Facts:

President Jacob Zuma has:

  • 6 Wives
  • 4 Girlfriends
  • 21 (known) Children

The approximate cost of Zuma and his family:

  • Five Year: R753 912 029.00
  • One Year: R150 782 406.00
  • One Month: R12 565 200.00
  • One Week:  R2 899 622.00
  • One Day: R413 102.00
  • One Hour: R17 212.00
  • One Minute: R287.00