Jacob Zuma effortlessly took SA back in time this week, as he presented his version of events to the Zondo commission into state capture. It was like he had never left, as that strange atmosphere of oblivious deceit that he produces once again enveloped the country. 

There is much that grates about Zuma but, of it all, it is likely the confidence that most riles. He seems immune to embarrassment or contrition. Even his own testimony, a stuttering, ignorant display of ineptitude and misdirection on a grand scale, one that evoked a decade of miserable memories, didn’t rankle in the slightest. He delivered it all oozing the kind of self-belief only a fool or a sociopath is capable of...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now