South Africa has certainly had a massive dose of time wasting and double talk over the past week as, in the name of the Jacob Zuma “transition”, a grotesque parody of parliamentary politics played itself out, literally to the 11th hour. It was a classic case of what politicians usually do when they fear facing reality or cannot deal openly with difficult questions. But while the main feature in the JZ farce ended on Wednesday night, another similar sideshow continued and is still to be resolved.
SOUTH Africa has certainly had a massive dose of time wasting and double talk over the past week as, in the name of the Jacob Zuma “transition”, a grotesque parody of parliamentary politics played itself out, literally to the 11th hour. It was a classic case of what politicians usually do when they fear facing reality or cannot deal openly with difficult questions. But while the main feature in the JZ farce ended on Wednesday night, another similar sideshow continued and is still to be resolved.
PROCRASTINATION, time wasting and fobbing off questions is what people in authority often resort to when they don’t want to face up to reality or answer difficult questions, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap. And this past week, he notes, has provided several excellent examples in the fiasco surrounding the so-called JZ transition. He goes on to point out that there was another case of the same process under way at the same time.
JZ's final gamble? Go to parliament and split the ANC or give him time by allowing his "recall" to be dealt with through branch & ANC disciplinary structures. After all, ANC S-G Ace Magashule said that he had "done nothing wrong". In which case, why remove him?
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