How much of a factor will Jacob Zuma be on the political scene from now on? It could have been a major talking point that the former president did not turn up at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration. It was not.  It was too big a moment for the country to be eclipsed by Zuma’s unspoken political statement. Of course it raised eyebrows that Ramaphosa’s immediate predecessor did not arrive and sent one of his wives instead.

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