Suddenly people are walking with a spring in their step and a smile on their faces. The nightmare is over. It's a brand new day, we think. It's been an eventful few weeks, packed with surprises. Somebody, it seems, derives some morbid pleasure in putting us through an emotional wringer. Lancing a boil is always painful. But all's well that ends well. After many attempts we've finally seen the back of Jacob Zuma. He departed the way he came and the way he governed - messily, chaotically, acrimoniously and in self-serving fashion. We thought he had decided to shuffle away to the obscurity he so richly deserves when he suddenly popped up on television, arms flailing like a man drowning. He looked deranged. But then, when dictators lose power, they tend to lose their marbles as well.He was like a man insisting on speaking before his execution. "What have I done wrong?" he kept asking. He was playing victim, but of course his perceived tormentors weren't around to jog his memory. Remindi...

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