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‘It will be a miracle if Zuma is not jailed’


Fresh judicial woes coincide with his withering political eclipse

By John Eche


With the rate that events and trends are unfolding in South Africa presently, it will indeed be a miracle if South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is not jailed in the unfolding months, an analyst spoken to by The Difference has surmised.

On Wednesday, the president suffered a double judicial blow when two courts ruled that he had acted most improperly in challenging and blocking investigations into allegations of corruption against him and ordering him to immediately constitute a judicial inquiry into one of the matters while he should also personally pay all of the legal fees associated with the other.

Coincidentally, this judicial backlash which Zuma had long dreaded, is coming at a time when he is equally faced with a blistering assault on his political dynasty as represented in his withering efforts to install his former wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as leader of the African National Congress, ANC in this weekend’s very contention elective Conference of the ruling party.

Nkosazana, the Zuma slate is presently trailing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the critical arena of branch nominations.



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