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The Resource A Simple Man : KASRILS and the ZUMA ENIGMA, Ronald Kasrils, (electronic resource)

A Simple Man : KASRILS and the ZUMA ENIGMA, Ronald Kasrils, (electronic resource)

Label
A Simple Man : KASRILS and the ZUMA ENIGMA
Title
A Simple Man
Title remainder
KASRILS and the ZUMA ENIGMA
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Kasrils
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping page-turner that courageously exposes the intrigues underway and threats to our young democracy.Ronnie Kasrils's insights into Jacob Zuma in A Simple Man, both shocking and revelatory, are vividly illuminated through this story, from their shared history in the underground to Kasrils's time as minister of intelligence and his views on South Africa now. Our understanding of Zuma the struggle hero, now perceived as having sold his soul to the devil, becomes clearer through this narrative.This fast-paced, thriller-style memoir outlines the tumultuous years that saw Mbeki's overthrow and replacement by Zuma, Nkandlagate, the growing militarisation of the police and the Marikana Massacre, the outrageous appointment of flunkies to high office, the ‘state capture' report and his relationship with the Guptas. We relive the Schabir Shaik corruption trial, Kasrils's relationship with Fezeka Kuzwayo (Khwezi), Zuma's rape trial accuser, the email and spy tapes saga, conspiracy and betrayal.‘Yes, comrade President, I think Russia will stand by Iran,' I was mouthing, though my thoughts were mesmerised by the swinging pendulum. The fifteen-minute chime. The clock needed oiling. A big gulp of the amber fluid. Aziz was rattling on. Mbeki was thoughtful. The man was oblivious to the passing of time ... nine interminable minutes more and his presidency would be over.‘Uncle Ronnie, Jacob Zuma has raped me,' was the call I received on my mobile phone. The woman added, ‘This is Fezeka.' My body geared to the shock as though someone was pointing a gun at me: blood ran cold, neck hairs prickled, throat turned dry, mind strove to focus. While Kasrils explains the enigmatic contradictions of Jacob Zuma, he also explains that corruption and the abuse of power does not begin with Zuma. His story points to the compromised negotiations of the 1990s, which he refers to as a ‘Faustian Pact'. This is a story told from the inside, and after reading it, you will understand not only the many machinations of power, but also how one man's struggle for the truth can have such an impact on the political outcomes of the nation
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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Kasrils, Ronald
Dewey number
320.968
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT1949.K37
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Zuma, Jacob
  • Zuma, Jacob
  • Kasrils, Ronald
  • African National Congress
  • Umkhonto we Sizwe (South Africa)
  • Misconduct in office
  • Abuse of administrative power
  • Political corruption
  • Political activists
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
A Simple Man : KASRILS and the ZUMA ENIGMA, Ronald Kasrils, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTQzMTQyNjM3OQ==
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frd00022712
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781431426379
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9781431426379
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Label
A Simple Man : KASRILS and the ZUMA ENIGMA, Ronald Kasrils, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTQzMTQyNjM3OQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00022712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781431426379
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9781431426379
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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