Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma — PICTURE: SIMPHIWE NKWALI The euphoria that followed the Constitutional Court judgment on the Nkandla security upgrades scandal is giving way to two things — a sense of despair on the part of those who were hoping that the presidency of Jacob Zuma would, by now, have been consigned to the Pikitup bin of history, and a sense of deferred optimism on the part of those who think it is better late than never.The three questions I, as a political sangoma and soothsayer, am asked most often are: is there a silver lining or is it going to be doom and gloom?; when will Zuma leave?: and will voters punish the ANC in the local government elections this August?Like every self-respecting prophet I, at such moments, wear a look of profundity and erudition and, with as straight a face as I can muster, proceed to spew my ignorance with a sense of supreme confidence. It is the same mask of erudition and profundity that I am wearing as I writ...

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