SA's politics move like mercury. They fragment and then join up again, not always with the same bits. They're always moving, and what happened before is of no consequence. Our politics is existential. All that matters is the moment. On Tuesday former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba finally bowed to the inevitable and resigned. On Wednesday former finance minister and now public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan was due to be “interviewed” by the public protector, who holds a candle for former president Jacob Zuma. In the not too distant future the public protector may lose her job because she undertook a spurious probe into Absa's rescue decades ago of Bankorp and crossed a constitutional line by trying to re-engineer the Reserve Bank's mandate. Meanwhile, the EFF is behaving ever more like a faction of the ANC out of which it originally emerged. Put another way, the EFF and Zuma (or Zupta) faction of the ANC appear to have not only the same agenda (pulling down President Cyri...

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