Whatever it is that President Jacob Zuma and Minister Faith Muthambi share, it must be something very special. It certainly works for the two of them. Sadly, not for the country.
In early March, Parliament unanimously told Zuma to “seriously consider” the “desirability” of Muthambi as communications minister. She was responsible for among other important institutions, the SABC and Government Communications and Information Systems (GCIS).
By effectively calling for her dismissal, Parliament unleashed an unprecedented but well-deserved censure. She had fudged her submission to the ad-hoc committee that probed the SABC governance crisis partly caused by her. She gave the matric-less Hlaudi Motsoeneng powers he ordinarily wouldn’t have in terms of governance processes.