President Zuma’s apparent strategy is increasingly similar to that outlined by one Abraham Lincoln: “The best way to predict your future is to create it”. Indeed, with Zuma under pressure both on legal and political issues, he now has limited time to put in place a series of events in which he hopes to secure an unfettered retirement – free from concern about prosecution. In order to achieve this, Zuma must first create an immediate cabinet environment that is largely supportive of himself but also of those vested interests (both political and business) that support him and derive benefit from his coat-tails.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now