Zuma: heir apparent or clown prince?

2007-12-29 00:00

The reinvention of Jacob Zuma is proceeding apace. After having rubbished the man for months as an uneducated, corrupt sexual predator who lacks the integrity even to be considered as a national leader, much of the media is now full of positive articles. There is a slew of writers who rave about his common touch (as opposed earlier to his demagoguery), his common sense (as opposed to his lack of intellect) and his ability to unite the nation (as opposed to bringing it into international disrepute).

Elsewhere in the world, Zuma’s transgressions would have resulted in his shamed withdrawal from public life, irrespective of the findings of a court of law. In ours, he has not only weathered the storm but risen in prominence, dragging with him a coterie of suspect cronies, like dirty froth rising to the surface of the body politic.

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