How the ANC made Nkandla disappear

2014-05-04 10:00

The ANC has successfully prevented the fallout over Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report from derailing its election campaign.

Opposition parties hammered the governing party over the issue in the early part of the campaign, but careful management of public perception, combined with tight control over President Jacob Zuma’s public interactions nullified this.

The ANC’s propaganda machine kept its leadership on message throughout the campaign by arguing that it created the institutions that were holding government to account and those responsible for inflating costs would face the full wrath of the law.

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