Natasha Marrian Financial Mail deputy editor & columnist

“He is a constitutional being by design, a national pathfinder, the quintessential commander-in-chief of state affairs and the personification of this nation’s constitutional project.” 

These words, describing the role of the president, formed part of a memorable judgment by the Constitutional Court: the judgment by chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on the powers of the public protector after constitutional delinquent Jacob Zuma failed to implement Thuli Madonsela's recommendations on the taxpayer-sponsored upgrades to his private residence at Nkandla. ..

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