Launch of Redi Tlhabi’s new book Khwezi breaks attendance and sales records
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Image: Eusebius McKaiser on Twitter

There were record numbers of people buying books at the launch of Redi Tlhabi’s new book Khwezi: The Remarkable Story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo last night.

The response to the event at Hyde Park Exclusive Books was so overwhelming that the launch was moved to an open area in the mall downstairs. Over 700 people attended the launch, and over 400 books were sold – virtually unheard of for a local author.

The book has become an overnight bestseller andย is about to go into its third print run after just two weeks on the shelves.

Tlhabi was in conversation with Eusebius McKaiser about the book (video below), which gives voice to the late Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, better known as Khwezi, the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape in 2006 and was vilified as a result.

Tlhabi is donating all proceeds from the book to Kuzwayo’s family.

Famous faces in the crowd included Economic Freedom Fighters spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, DJ Fresh, politician and activist Ronnie Kasrils, Political analyst Professor, social activist Mark Heywood, Tinyiko Maluleke and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce – who waited two-and-a-half hours to get his book signed.

 

Launch of Khwezi by Redi Tlhabi at Exclusive Books Hyde Park part 2.

Posted by Exclusive Books on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Book Events Book Launches Eusebius McKaiser Exclusive Books Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo Jacob Zuma Khwezi Redi Tlhabi


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