Oddly, there are several positive consequences that flow from the ANC’s weekend decision to yet again affirm its faith in the leadership of Jacob Zuma. The biggest and most obvious is that it will boost the waning of the ANC, which is fast becoming a rotting carcass within SA’s body politic. Once great and noble, the ANC has reached a point of no return. It cannot save itself as a political force nor will it be able to save itself at the polls in 2019 and thereafter. Although it means we have at least another six months of the Zuma presidency – he could very well be replaced after the ANC’s December conference – there is no need to despair any longer about the damage he is doing to SA. Zuma’s and the Guptas’ space to loot and steal is narrowing by the day as the taps are slowly and steadily switched off. First came the South African Broadcasting Corporation. With Hlaudi Motsoeneng out and acting CE James Aguma suspended, their proxies have lost much of their power. The interim board...

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