We South Africans are living in an immoral time, when faithfulness to the principles of truth and honour and commitment and the keeping of promises and behaving with dignity have been abandoned. One man has set the tone for this wicked disregard of acceptable behavioural norms: the President. For years Jacob Zuma has flouted our laws and cocked a snook at South Africans, changing the rules to suit his needs. He’s undermined Thuli Madonsela’s Public Protector report on Nkandla and is now doing his best to get around her ruling regarding the Guptas and the State of Capture report. It’s set a tone and this week, this moral insouciance spilled over into the public space when an ad hoc committee set up by Parliament to look into the rot at the SABC was hijacked with a mass walk out of those being investigated. There’s something contagious about immoral behaviour – one indecent act somehow makes all those that follow… acceptable. We learnt that the hard way in the extended Naidoo family. ...

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