Till Jesus Comes

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s President, may not after all, rule as he promised “till Jesus comes“*.

In fact, as The Economist reports, by all accounts Zuma is turning out to be quite weak, and most recently “… the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), an old ally, says it has discovered a plot to unseat Mr Zuma by means of a vote of no confidence at the ANC’s national general council, another five-yearly event, in September. It was at the last such meeting, in 2005, that the foundation was laid for Mr Mbeki’s humiliating “recall” as president.”

Which brings up the question who will be South Africa’s next President? And don’t tell me it will be Julius Malema.

* Of course Zuma was saying his party would, but I just wanted to use it.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country.

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