Richard Chemaly
4 minute read
26 Mar 2021
11:00 am

Zuma treating SA like a game, which he believes he’s winning

Richard Chemaly

Zuma is playing a game called South Africa, in which the rules must often change to suit him and the adults won't address his cheating.

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Flickr / GovernmentZA

The former president's handling of the current constitutional crisis is a lot like playing games with a petulant child. When you were a young kid playing games with your family, they didn’t always enforce the rules strictly, because it was more important for your growth to have fun and enjoy and explore. Welcome to South Africa, the game in which the former president is the cute, adorable child that the adults can’t stop smiling at, while allowing him to stay in a hotel on Eloff Street and forgetting to charge rent. Ahhh yes, South Africa... The great game where you...