If the weekend press was anything to go by, these are Jacob Zuma’s final days in the Union Buildings in Tshwane. The national executive committee of the ruling ANC has given its new leadership free rein to arrange an orderly departure from office for Zuma. He will not, after all, see out his second term. The new ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, already appears to be running the country in all but name. Tonight he flies to Davos in Switzerland to report to the global elite that SA has been pulled back from the brink, that Zuma will soon be gone. Zuma’s cronies, the Gupta family, are in retreat and prosecutors are now chasing their assets. Should prosecutions arise from the now infamous Vrede dairy farm “project” in the Free State one of the Guptas, Atul, will almost certainly go to jail. Zuma is said to now finally have accepted that his time is short. A week ago his camp were assuming a September departure. A week later that looks impossibly optimistic (for the Zuma camp). In fact, ther...

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