Natasha Marrian Political editor: Business Day

A loss for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the ANC’s conference this weekend would be the final nail in President Jacob Zuma’s political coffin. But even her victory would not guarantee that he remained in office. Consummate survivor Zuma has dodged the near impossible, until now. He is a step away from the cover of the ANC he has long used to shield his wrongdoing. He has declared several times that his enemies are targeting him to bring down the ANC. What will his excuse be after the elective conference ends on Wednesday? The two court judgments handed down over the past week make it clear his days of legal manoeuvring and obfuscation to avoid accountability are nearing an end. The courts are no longer tolerating it. Effectively, last Friday’s ruling means his lackey and utterly discredited National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams’s days are finally numbered.This Wednesday, the court dealt him an equally devastating blow, which has wider implications for his family — particula...

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