Trusting ourselves to find a "political solution" to the problem of one Jacob Zuma has been the undoing of South Africa for more than a decade. The former president should have had his day in court years before he stepped into the Union Buildings, but instead his all too powerful party protected its man by all means at its disposal. South Africans watched disillusioned by it all, businesses halted investment spend and used the prevailing sentiment to invest outside the country and even outside the continent. The "opportunists" among us gave in to the new "normal" and some good men and women discarded their morals and looked to gain personal benefit from a corrupted state. People turned a blind eye to the destruction in order to protect the fragile unity within the governing party. There's no denying the primacy of the ANC to our early democracy, and in the days and weeks leading to the ill-fated decision by Mokotedi Mpshe to drop charges against Zuma in 2009, we all held our breath ...

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