Mbeki should have resigned a long time ago

2008-09-20 00:00

With Judge Chris Nicholson’s judgment, which threw out the National Prosecuting Authority’s charges against African National Congress president Jacob Zuma, being the talk of the country and the world, it was not surprising that Zuma took a diplomatic and non-confrontational stance by pleading with allies and comrades that President Thabo Mbeki’s government must serve the rest of his term.

What was interesting about Zuma’s analogy of Mbeki being a dead snake is that it suggests Mbeki’s political career is as good as dead. Nicholson’s judgment also cites political interference, something that is tantamount to being a back stabber and/or a snake. Could Mbeki be viewed as a cursed snake, just like the one in the Bible?

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