Lessons Learned from Years with Options

Jacob Zuma: From a Humble Herd Boy to Becoming the South African President Zuma, A Biography is an interesting story of an uneducated boy who was a mere herd boy but overcame all the challenges to be the South African leader, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, (from 2009 up to now). He is South Africa’s third democratically elected president following in the footsteps of Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela, the global icon. Both Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela were educated presidents, educated in the best educational institutions and graduating as economist and barrister respectively. The story of started on 12 April 1942 when an infant Jacob Zuma was born to the Zuma family at Nkandla, a rural area situated in the KwaZulu-Natal, the great Shaka Zulu’s place of birth. Zuma was the first son to Nobhekisisa Zuma, and Gcinamazwi, his second wife. Zuma’s mom was a domestic worker, while his dad a was a policeman. Zuma’s dad died while he was still young. He recalls nothing of his dad. In the book, a portrait of Msholozi (Zuma’s clan name) as a man of contradictions emerges. He is at ease in his leopard skin attire embedded in his Zulus’ deep cultural origins. He is a proud polygamous man and also an intelligent modern politician. He’s known for his affable demeanor and grin. Yet, he’s equally eloquent in discussions and the international arena through the intricacies of global economy with no hint that his formal greatest standard of education remains the primary school level.
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In this unauthorized biography, expert journalist Jeremy Gordin takes us through the journey of Jacob Zuma – from his modest beginnings as a herd boy, trade unionist, political prisoner (as was Nelson Mandela), exile life and obviously his presidential ambitions.
Finding Parallels Between Guides and Life
Gordin paints a picture of a guy whose life was never destined for greatness. Zuma spent his early years as a herd boy and never had an opportunity to accomplish his primary education. Zuma’s family was poor, if not impoverished. However, it was his mother’s work as a domestic worker in the Durban white suburbia that introduced the harsh truths of apartheid to Jacob Zuma. Gordin takes us through Zuma’s political roll-coaster ride from his dismissal from the deputy presidency to his election as the ANC president in 2007 and his rise to top office – that of the country’s president. Zuma defeated Mbeki, his political nemesis, in the party election in 2007 that was highly contested. He later presided over his party’s national executive committee meeting in 2008 that determined to request Mbeki to resign in the presidency, only six months prior to the end of his term of office. Mbeki agreed to step down with an emotional address televised to the country.

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