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Will Zuma maneuver himself out of this?

22 June 2014, 11:06


On the face of it, it seems that Jacob Zuma’s letter to parliament – that he would within 30 days provide parliament with a conclusive reply to the Public Protector’s report is indeed positive. It creates the impression that he is at long last, prepared to speak out on the matter, perhaps accept responsibility and accountability and report to parliament on the matter.

But we all know that Zuma is synicle about a lot of things. His political career is witness to a continuous tactic to get him out of tight corners, to either delay them indefinitely, or even just walk away from them.

Zuma now admitted that he has all three reports in his possession, that of the interministerial committee that exonerated him of any wrongdoing in the matter, the Special Investigation Units report, which contents we do not know anything about and then the Public Protectors report.

Chances are very good that Zuma would in his response use contradictions between the three reports to wiggle himself out of this sensitive and implicating situation.

Furthermore: It is also common knowledge that Zuma does not adhere to deadlines. Even if he does, the 30 day period that he elected to report to parliament, expires actually when parliament is in recess. So it will be even longer before the opposition parties in parliament can question him in the regard.

Everything points to the fact that he once again is using the tactic that he has used umpteen times before – delaying and side stepping it in the hope that the problem will disappear. If Zuma however thinks that he has a good case, and he has the moral conviction, he will stop using these delay tactics and will face parliament and the voters head on.

That he has to know. Over the Nkandla saga many questions remain unanswered and that it will just disappear in highly unlikely. The Public Protectors report was just too damning.

The there is the ‘armdeal scandal’. This also is like a pot, brewing on the back burner, on a fire which is continuously stoked.

The best that Zuma could do is to go and retire at his Nkandla Palace.

But his political abilities are all centered on his political survival.

It therefore seems that South Africa has no option but to endure him, for another five years, at least until 2019.

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