For those who believe the return of Jacob Zuma is less a resurrection than what happens when a seance goes horrifically wrong, the prospect of Zuma’s MK party doing well in May’s election is alarming. But it also presents us with a rare opportunity: to discover the precise number of South Africans who want to live in a feudal theocracy. 

Admittedly, I’d be feeling less enthusiastic if I thought there was a chance Zuma might be about to return to parliament, but luckily this isn’t the case, not least because he’s been banned from running for office thanks to his little revolving-door spat with the penal system. ..

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