Monday’s decision ( that Jacob Zuma cannot stand as an MP has come as a relief to many South Africans but most of all to Zuma himself, who, at the age of 82, faced the grim prospect of having to change out of his pyjamas and clock in at an office for the first time since he worked for the Guptas.

Not that age is necessarily an impediment to political ambition, of course. Even now, 77-year-old Donald Trump and 81-year-old Joe Biden are reminding us what the human body can do when it is highly motivated: sway slightly from left to right...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.