Peter Bruce Columnist

Oh dear. Another attempt to dislodge Jacob Zuma; another failure. Someone once gave me a blow-up sort of doll of Saddam Hussein. It had sand as ballast at the bottom so that every time you punched Saddam he’d fall over and bounce back up again, laughing. The laughing soon stopped because the little device that made the sounds broke, but the weekend’s events at the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) reminded me of my Saddam doll. Basically, the president has control of the NEC. Some brave souls aside, they back him. The next site of struggle, I suppose, will be a vote of no confidence in Zuma in parliament. Zuma will win that too. The constitutional court still has to rule whether that vote can be carried out in secret but I’ll tell you for free, now, that Zuma will win it, secret vote or not.And then, in December, Zuma, in the form of his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, will stand again for re-election as leader of the party and guess what? He’ll win again! He’s just much mo...

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