Where is Jacob Zuma?

Where is Jacob Zuma?

Jacob Zuma’s seven years as South Africa’s president was one scandal after another and constantly indecent. His nepotistic appointments led to random deregulation that has actually caused escalating power outages and food shortages. His potbelly of corruption despoils the word “emoluments” and now finally South Africans want to bring him to justice. And they can’t…Continue reading »

Zuma’s Box

Zuma’s Box

The shakeup of democracy felt round the world is causing tremors right into the judiciary. In South Africa attempts to purify a corrupt judiciary have begun. Previously the exclusive purvey of the “Judicial Services Commission (JSC)” – a 23-person panel of mostly political appointees plus several high court judges, Parliament has indicated concern that multiple…Continue reading »

2022

2022

“We need a third element, a third vision, a third project” to rescue us. This is how one of the most radical leftist online publications in South Africa sums up the year. I’m cautious embracing NewFrame’s polemics, but I couldn’t agree more that nothing political is working.

Wannabe Wanes

Wannabe Wanes

Will a democratically-removed former head-of-state lead an armed rebellion to avoid jail and return to power? We’ll see in less than two weeks when Jacob Zuma’s final judicial ploys end with him being stiff-armed into prison. I know. You thought I was referring to Trump. In many ways I could have been…or I could have…Continue reading »

Heady Aches

Heady Aches

Excited about the increasing depth of the Trump criminal investigations? Don’t put too much faith in the law. A good portion, but not too much. And while you’re at it take a quick look at what’s happening with Africa’s Trump, more than four years after he slid from power.

Mirror MOTW

Mirror MOTW

Is anybody but Trump, the Proud Boys and me following South African politics? Reporting today from Pretoria, three years and one day since the former South African head-of-state left office: “Former president Jacob Zuma dodged his appearance on Monday before the State Capture inquiry, headed by Deputy Chief Justice Judge Raymond Zondo, and took refuge…Continue reading »