With the ANC succession race and state capture being the predominant issues in national politics now‚ President Jacob Zuma’s violation of the Constitution and his role in the Nkandla saga has receded in the public mind. The EFF’s application to the Constitutional Court for a declaratory order directing parliament to probe Zuma’s conduct through an impeachment process brought to the fore that there is unfinished business on Nkandla.Zuma’s ability to survive multiple scandals and leadership failures is because the ANC has up to now closed ranks to keep pressure off him and tried to mop up his messes‚ to its own detriment. But it also has something to do with the fact that there is simply too much for the general public to keep up with where Zuma is concerned. The president rides the ebb and flow of public outrage knowing that over time people will move on. This happened when his friends‚ the Guptas‚ landed their jet at Waterkloof Air Force Base‚ when the public protector’s report was ...

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