Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has encouraged people in the city to attend the launch of a new book on Thursday night titled ‘A Simple Man – Kasrils and the Zuma Enigma’,by former ANC Minister Ronnie Kasrils
The book launch is part of the Gasyard Wall Féile , Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney will chair the event.
Councillor Kevin Campbell said “I would encourage people to come along on Thursday night to the launch and hear at firsthand Ronnie’s account of former South African President Jacob Zuma’s rise to power and effect on the South African government.
“Ronnie has visited Derry on a number of occasions over the years and it is always fascinating to hear his experiences on how he became a political activist fighting on the side of the oppressed against an apartheid regime that knew no bounds of inhumanity or cruelty.
“Radicalised by the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, he joined the African National Congress before becoming a member of the South African Communist Party. He was attracted to the SACP by its analysis of the South African working class and its strong trades union organisation.
“He served in the government from 1994 through to his resignation as Minister for Intelligence in 2008.”
Ronnie will read from his new book and be interviewed at the launch as well as signing copies of his book.
The event begins at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Admission: Free.