Weathering uncertainty

2007-12-28 00:00

It is still the Christmas season — a time for reflection and contemplation, as well as for relaxation and for reunions and communications with family and friends. At such a time as this one tries if one can to steer clear of political concerns, but at the moment it is particularly difficult to do this. A big political event has taken place very recently. It isn’t easy to slip back into normality, even the normality of contemplation and relaxation.

What will Zuma be like as a leader? Then there remains the doubt about whether he is about to be charged with corruption: it must be almost unheard of that a newly elected leader of a political party finds himself faced immediately with the strong possibility of an indictment. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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