Trump and Zuma selling their souls to the devil

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Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump
Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump


The apocalyptic image of Donald Trump being dragged, kicking and screaming, from the White House is a scene reminiscent of Greek tragedy depicting hubris (excessive pride defying the divine order) confronted by Nemesis, the symbol of night and retribution (karma) – also redolent of Dr Faustus finally relinquishing his soul to the Devil.

Jacob Zuma, sharing so many of Trump’s characteristics in attempting to capture an entire country for his own nefarious intentions, arrogantly claimed: “Give me my day in court, and I’ll prove my goodness!” Now he is squealing and wriggling to escape that day of final reckoning and incarceration.

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