The battle lines between constitutional democracy and those politicking ahead of the ANC’s 2022 electoral conference are clear.

The daggers were sharpened when tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu made a punching bag of the country’s supreme law. Acting top judge Raymond Zondo ( felt moved to react to the “insulting” comments about black judges in particular, who were accused of having colonised mindsets. He was right to ensure the assault met forthright defence...

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