Peter Bruce Columnist

If you’re in a bad mood today and feel like throwing rocks, you’re spoilt for choice. There’s a march of opposition parties to the constitutional court in support of Bantu Holomisa’s United Democratic Movement’s application for the coming vote of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma to be held in secret. There’s another march, for the same reason, and to the same place, by Sipho Pityana’s Save SA movement. You could also stand outside Eskom’s headquarters in Johannesburg and try to prevent the former CEO, Brian Molefe, from entering the grounds in order to become CEO again today. Or, perhaps, prevent him leaving if you get there too late. It is too easy to tell you that neither protest matters because they do. It is a way for civil society to put pressure on a powerful government without anyone getting killed. But we must surely know that even if the court rules for Holomisa, ANC MPs are unlikely to accept the opposition’s invitation to topple their president when the vote is broug...

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