Nkandla

Bunker-buster required to flush out an oblivious Zuma

MORE than 14,000km, most of the Atlantic Ocean and a six-hour time difference separate Cape Town from Cleveland, Ohio. Yet, last Thursday, at more or less the same time, these two cities hosted versions of political theatre that drew large radio and TV ratings on the expectation that politics at its most intense and interesting […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema, Nkandla, South African Politics|0 Comments

High office and how it insulates officials from reality

The greatest bubble inhabitant of all is our president. His world view allows him to think — even in the wake of Nkandla — that he is a victim
There’s a John Travolta movie from 1976 called The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Based on a true story, the film traces the teenage years of a […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Jacob Zuma, Nkandla, South African Politics|0 Comments