Tag Archives: Nkandla

‘Dangerous Times, in a Delicate Year’

  “This is  a dangerous time, in a delicate year,” President Jacob Zuma’s legal counsel, Jeremy Gauntlett SC, observed on Tuesday at the Constitutional Court. “It would be wrong for this court to be inveigled into a position of making some form of wide, condemnatory order, which will be used, effectively,… for an impeachment [of […]

ANC: Bleeding from the Bottom

  Don’t you get fucked off with all these pop-up political and economic analysts? They emerge, like verbal one-person flash mobs, every time the news agenda gets a little too complicated for journalists to follow. So instead of reading a court judgment and reporting on it, editorial teams wheel in someone with Professor or Doctor […]

JZ’s Cabinet Rule of Thumb

  President Jacob Zuma’s finest agricultural quality appears to be the cultivation of the semiliterate goatherd-cum-good image – all the way to a second term in the Union Buildings. It is a construct that is as appealing to the rural marginalised as it is open to the ridicule of the chattering classes and mainstream media […]