'By 2019, every positive gift inherited from the Mandela and Mbeki administrations will have been destroyed' PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma and his corrupt cronies inside and outside the government are now desperate.The decision to lay criminal charges against the former public protector, Thuli Madonsela, is just the latest in a litany of attempts to intimidate those who stand against the president‘s lying and the lining of his pockets with our cash.It won‘t save him. Nothing can save him now. It is merely a matter of time before the whole Zuma edifice comes crushing down.As I write, the country waits to find out whether Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom‘s courageous and admirable motion of no confidence in Zuma, tabled at the ANC national executive committee meeting on Saturday, will bear fruit. If it doesn‘t, more will be made until Zuma goes.The truth is that our country is in a state of paralysis. Even the most optimistic among us, those who see our glass as not only half full but as brimmin...

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