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.

Further Reading

Where the social is political

On 9 May 2017, residents of six neighborhoods across South Africa’s richest province, Gauteng, protested about lack of basic services, housing and employment. A local TV news crew captured the frustrations of a resident from Ennerdale, one of the affected neighborhoods: “When …