Zuma releases book to 'set record straight'

Zuma releases book to 'set record straight'

JOHANNESBURG - Former president Jacob Zuma, accused of orchestrating the systematic plunder of government coffers during his rule, launched a new book on Sunday 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 spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi said the book can be bought for R300 rand - or R1,000 for a signed copy - at "Car Boot sales" in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Manyi and the ex-president's daughter Dudu Zuma-Sambudla would be at a McDonald's in the city's upmarket Sandton suburb selling the books, he tweeted.

"1st come, 1st served," he added.